Sea Shanty 2

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This article is about the second track. For the first track, see Sea Shanty.

Sea Shanty 2 is a music track that is unlocked in Port Sarim. It can also be unlocked by joining Ian on the docks of Prifddinas in his dance or on Tempoross Cove after defeating Tempoross.

The track has become arguably the most popular track in Old School RuneScape; Ian Taylor, the track's composer, would later comment on its fame in an interview in late 2018:

The 60kB limit was still in place when I wrote “Sea Shanty 2”, so it was a simple tune like all those early tracks — again, I was going for catchy. It came very quickly to me once I was in the shanty-writing groove. It has remained in the game for well over a decade, and has always enjoyed a degree of notoriety because it’s a cheesy earworm. Since Old School RuneScape launched in 2013, we came to realise that the fanbase had re-embraced the track, and it has become a meme. There are plenty of silly videos featuring it, Rick-Rolling, etc. Although it makes me cringe a little, I don’t mind it being a humorous song as it has charm. One of my ambitions in life is to write a novelty track and retire from the proceeds. “Sea Shanty 2” might be my best effort yet, but sadly I’m not close to retiring…[1]
 
— Ian Taylor

Prior to an update on 28 April 2021, the area the track played was slightly different.

Location before 2021

Trivia[edit | edit source]

  • When asked by Bonafido to whistle during the Tower of Life quest, players have the option to whistle a tune resembling Sea Shanty 2. Bonafido will respond "What on Gielinor are you doing? Get out of my sight."

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