Sea Shanty 2

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Sea Shanty 2 (#107)
Released 15 March 2004 (Update)
Members No
Location Port Sarim, Prifddinas docks, Tempoross Cove
Unlock hint This track unlocks in Port Sarim.
Quest No
Duration 02:04
Platforms Spotify, Vinyl, Compact Disc
Album RuneScape: Original Soundtrack Classics
Composer Ian Taylor

Advanced data
Cache ID 35

Sea Shanty 2 is a music track that is unlocked in Port Sarim. It can also be unlocked by going to the docks west of Prifddinas 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 included a minor area at the Draynor-side of fence separating Asgarnia and Misthalin kingdoms instead of southernmost docks of Port Sarim. After another update on 27 April 2022, a narrow long area along western border of Port Sarim was included to the track's area. If using Classic music mode, the track plays at its 2021-2022 period area.

Location before 2021
Location on Classic music mode

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Date Changes
26 January -
18 April 2005

The track was renamed from "Sea Shanty2" to "Sea Shanty 2".

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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