Blow, Ye Winds

Blow Ye Winds is an old whaling song with a robust melody.  Get free piano sheet music for beginners, elementary, and intermediate students, plus a piano duet as well!

This is a brand-new piece in my studio - I have yet to see how kids will like it.  The Blow Ye Winds lyrics are fun, and the music is full of energy, and that is generally a good combination.  There were LOTS more verses I could have included, but I chose to stay away from the actual descriptions of butchering the whale (!), and the racier kind of lyrics...

This is the most difficult version of Blow, Ye Winds for the piano:

Sea shanty Blow Ye Winds sheet music

Download Blow, Ye Winds hardest arrangement, free

The following arrangement is ALMOST the same, but a little easier, with less movement (not much).

Sea chanty Blow, Ye Winds piano sheet for early intermediate

Download early intermediate arrangement

Here's a much easier left hand, same melody:

Easy piano arrangement of Blow Ye Winds

Download easiest full melody with left hand

And now here's a "note-reader" version, with just a few "helper" notes to orient kids.  With a complicated melody like this, I find it can really help a student (who wants the harder version) to start simpler, until they KNOW the way the melody sounds.

Download notereader version of sea shanty

Below is a duet arrangement - the notereader above is the Primo.  This arrangement is robust, and fun!

Piano duet

Download duet of Blow Ye Winds

Here's the Kingston Trio with this fun music:


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