A sea shanty, chantey, or chanty is a type of work song that was once commonly sung to accompany labor on board large merchant sailing vessels. The term shanty most accurately refers to a specific style of work song belonging to this historical repertoire. However, in recent, popular usage, the scope of its definition is sometimes expanded to admit a wider range of repertoire and characteristics, or to refer to a "maritime work song" in general.

On the web you can find many websites with texts and chords. Often contractors themselves put this information on their sites. The largest number of shanties you can on the site Chords, Spiewnik oraz Tawerna Zeglarska.