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The sailors of old knew that nothing could capture the wonder of the open sea like music and poetry - a sea shanty! Launching our Railjacks, we now seek to capture the wonder of open space. Show us by writing a space shanty that you and your Empyrean crew would be proud to sing.

How to enter: Write original lyrics to a shanty fit for you and your Empyrean crew! Maximum 250 words

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Start engines and prepare for the long haul!
The stars they will answer,
The stars they will guide us,
Follow the Void’s call!

Armaments ready we stand fast and tall.
Grineer they will answer,
Grineer they will find us,
Follow the Void’s call!

Learn well from those lost and fight for us all.
The past she will answer,
The past she will mind us,
Follow the Void’s call!

The cold heart of deep space surrounds our souls.
Our courage will answer,
Our courage will push us
Beyond what we know.

Sentient malice bleeds, strikes, and divides.
All Tenno will answer,
All Tenno stand by us,
The Void is on our side.

Dream of that which unites us all!
With blood we will answer,
Our Warframes will bind us,
Follow the Void’s call!

Rules:

  • Only 1 submission per person
  • Submission must be appropriate for the community forums
  • Submission must be your original work
  • Submission must not exceed 250 words
  • Do not reserve posts in this thread
  • Submissions that do not follow these rules will be disqualified.

Prizes:

  • 1st place – Ivara Prime Access!
  • 2nd place – 1000 Platinum!
  • 3rd place – 750 Platinum!
  • 4th place – 500 Platinum!
  • 5th place – 250 Platinum!

Winners will be determined based on the quality of the lyrics themselves. No extra points will be awarded for recording your shanty, but none will be taken away if you do either (so please feel free!)

The contest is on now and ends Thursday, January 30 at 1:00 PM ET.

ALL PLAYERS FROM EACH PLATFORM CAN PARTICIPATE!

Just now, [DE]Helen said:

I can't stress enough how much we loved reading your space shanties. We had to take an extra week to choose the winners because there were so many amazing submissions! There was no way we could choose just five winners, so we decided to choose 10 lyrics winners and 5 recording winners instead. Your talent and creativity are a delight. Thank you all!

The Space Shanty Contest winners were announced on Prime Time #278! You can watch the full reveal here:

Here are the official winner lists!

Space Shanty Contest - Lyrics Winners:

Space Shanty Contest - Recording Winners:

 

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What shall we do with the railjack sailor
What shall we do with the railjack sailor
What shall we do with the railjack sailor early in the space eh?
Hey ho and the railjack rises
Hey ho and the railjack rises
Hey ho and the railjack rises early in the space eh?
What shall we do with the railjack sailor
What shall we do with the railjack sailor
What shall we do with the railjack sailor early in the space
Throw him in the hull with the galleon captain
Throw him in the hull with the galleon captain
Throw him in the hull with the galleon captain early in the space eh?
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Высь стремится вечный просто 

за теми заездами идёт покой 

как проснётся тенно снами 

так война начнётся вновь .

 

Слышит грохот из темна 

это корпус сеет тьму 

покорят Гриннир небеса 

заразит все порчей тьма .

 

Но тенно прав,

во тьме идёт война 

через звёзды придёт она 

Лотос не забудет никогда .

 

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What shall we do with a leeching Saryn?
What shall we do with a leeching Saryn?
What shall we do with a leeching Saryn?
Throw her out the airlock!

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Do they need to be based on existing shanty’s?

is it just lyrics? No notes or something like that to know how it goes with tones and such?

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Does the 250 word limit apply to a small description of what we based the shanty on. With how may shanties there are out there and different ways they're sung. I just figured we should be able to at least add in a short description of which shanty we based ours on so everyone knows exactly what tune we're going for and possibly our inspiration for said shanty

 

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8 minutes ago, Drath1337 said:
What shall we do with the railjack sailor
What shall we do with the railjack sailor
What shall we do with the railjack sailor early in the space eh?
Hey ho and the railjack rises
Hey ho and the railjack rises
Hey ho and the railjack rises early in the space eh?
What shall we do with the railjack sailor
What shall we do with the railjack sailor
What shall we do with the railjack sailor early in the space
Throw him in the hull with the galleon captain
Throw him in the hull with the galleon captain
Throw him in the hull with the galleon captain early in the space eh?

Alestorm fan?

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Pray for the crewship to not ruin our plans,
Pray for the Sentients to get all the parts,
Pray for the mission to earn good rewards,
Pray for the good, good, loot!

Pray for the teammates to not ruin this up,
Pray for the teammates to fix the ship up,
Pray for the teammates to stockpile us up,
Pray for the good, good loot!

Pray for the Grineer to not destroy us,
Pray for our pilot to not crash us,
Pray for the Archwing to not bug on us,
Pray for the good, good loot!

Pray for the catches to be always full,
Pray for our reserves to be always full,
Pray for our health and shields to be full,
Pray for the sweet, sweet loot!
 

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Ivara let go Ivara

On a Railjacks to the Deep Void.

Let just say we all in this together.

On a Railjack of doom.

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3 minutes ago, (XB1)UmbranAssassin said:

Does the 250 word limit apply to a small description of what we based the shanty on. With how may shanties there are out there and different ways they're sung. I just figured we should be able to at least add in a short description of which shanty we based ours on so everyone knows exactly what tune we're going for.

The 250 word limit only applies to the shanty itself! Please feel free to dive into details about what inspired your shanty 😄

8 minutes ago, DisguisedKoala said:

Do they need to be based on existing shanty’s?

is it just lyrics? No notes or something like that to know how it goes with tones and such?

Submissions shouldn't be based on existing shanties. Original lyrics only, please! Let that creativity flow

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Grineer surround us and try as they might
To rupture the hull and viciously fight...
They tug on the cables and fires ignite,
But we push them back and we'll do what's right,
Because we're the Tenno, the Void's true light!

Gunner, fire the turrets,
Pilot, carry us on,
Tactician, board the enemies,
Engineer, keep us strong.

Through each proxima, we navigate
Together with our closest mates.
We know the path: dark, true and straight.
We've got no time to sit here and wait!
For sailing the railjack is our only fate!

Gunner, fire the turrets,
Pilot, carry us on,
Tactician, board the enemies,
Engineer, keep us strong.

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-Going into outer Space, much like sailing the 7 seas

Our crew aboard the Railjack, our bullets'll ne'er miss!

(Hook) Boots we found, boots we found all awhile fishing

will meet them Grineer heads, punishment we'll be dissing!

-The loss of the Lotus we will avenge,

Like Black Beard's Queen Ann, we'll have our Revenge!

(Hook)

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Hope you like this one!

To the Stars.

To the stars my fellow, Tenno
Til' the darkness, vanquished, falls
To your stations, fellow, warriors
Til' our beloved, Lotus, calls

Fight on, the people need you
Pick up your sword and shield
Fight on, my fellow Tenno
The void is yours to wield

We strike with grace, and valor
O'er the Plains of Eidolon
From Pluto, to the Vallis
My fellow Tenno, strong

B.R

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What shall we do with the drunken Worm Queen
What shall we do with the drunken Worm Queen
What shall we do with the drunken Worm Queen early in the morning

Way hay and up she rises
Way hay and up she rises
Way hay and up she rises early in the morning

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Okay I'm terrible at this kind of stuff, wishing all entrants the best of luck!

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<Chorus>

Stations, Stations - Heed the Call!

Protect the 'Jack,

She'll Protect us all

On deck or wing the guns will sing

Origin's Enemies fall!

</Chorus>

 

We sail the stars

No rail below

and when the void calls

We all will go

But till then

While the engines spin

the Enemy down we'll mow!

 

<Chorus>

 

Our 'Jack's the best In Origin's skies

Her Cephalon's the Smartest

and her guns are all our pride

Her armor's thick, her shields are strong

She does the work - She just brings us along!

 

<Chorus>

No matter what comes we’ll stand tall
Even if Erra, Natah, Hunhow or All
The Jack will stand, The crew will Fight
Pennent held high – they will feel its bite!

<Chorus>

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