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*Captain leads*

Well I'm glad dat we made it

We all put in ta time

Now we got us big boat

And now we needs us a rhyme

 

We're out here explorin

No you'll never beat dat

Until we end up in dry dock

Cause we ran outta mats

 

Space sailors we be

and space ninja we was

but we'll get back to basics

and ya know it's becauuuuuuse

 

*all chime in*

CAUSE WE RUN OUT OF MATS

WHEN THE FIRES GET WARMER

AND EVEN THOUGH WE BE NINJA

WE ALSO BE FARMERS

 

WE SHOOT AND WE FLIP

WE FIGHT AND WE FLY

BUT WE SHOULD PROBLY WEAR STRAW HATS

CAUSE WE'LL FARM TILL WE DIE

 

*repeat until you're back in dry dock to farm again*

 

**may record a melody, cause i got it in my head, and i think it's important for the flow**

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Oh the shadow stalker comes shadow stalker comes the all powerful tenno killer comes when looks at your doom has come hell find you and Swift he kill you hes the death of tenno let his powerful darkness light the way for doom and let all railjacks burn at his coming for the all power shadow stalker and no can defeat him the end 

Edited by (XB1)MauvePiano

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This was found drifting in a wreck around the Ring of Saturn from orokin times

Oh oh wise Orokin 
Oh great sovereign 
We great Dax 
Serve under your reign 

The sentients we fight
With gun and blades
Into starless night
On light that fades

Oh oh wise orokin
Oh great sovereign 
We many Dax
Push through the pain

As masters like you 
With the Voids power
Everlasting life
Answer your prayers

Of Tau we we've dreamed
Towers we've built
The Golden themed
The Empire shan't wilt

Oh oh wise Orokin 
Oh great sovereign 
We great Dax 
Serve under your reign 

The sentients we fight
With gun and blades
Into starless night
On light that fades

Oh oh wise orokin
Oh great sovereign 
We many Dax
Push through the pain

As masters like you 
With the Voids power
Everlasting life
Answer your troubles

The journey of Zariman 
Brought back devils

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Fairwell and adieu to you, my dear Lotus

Fairwell and adieu, the Proxima calls

For we're under orders to head for the Veil

This won't be our last, we'll keep setting sail

 

We'll rant and we'll roar, like Grineer Space Pirates

We'll rant and we'll roar through all of deep space

Until we strike soundings in our Dry Dock again

From Earth to the Veil, is lightyears away

 

We'll mount our ol' 'Jack with Vidar Reactors

We'll mount our ol' 'Jack, void treasures to find

Tis grand bouts to be had, and great spoils to gain

So we squared up our Dry Dock and we set sail again

 

We'll rant and we'll roar like Grineer Space Pirates

We'll rant and we'll roar through all of deep space

Until we strike soundings in our Dry Dock again

From Earth to the Veil is lightyears away.

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My shanty is through the prospective of a child from Cetus singing about their faith In the Tenno. The song almost came instantly to me but it took some time to make a better formula. I worked har and I hope you like it.

 Oh ho oh ho the Tenno are there ready to fight any time anywhere

Oh ho oh ho the Tenno are there ready to fight anytime anywhere 

 

So when you’re flying through the Sea and your burning the skies

when you’re sailing past stars with a sparkle in your eyes 

you’ll know you’ll know the Tenno are there ready to protect you any time anywhere 

Oh ho oh ho the Tenno are there ready to fight any time anywhere

 

With the warframes the fight in and the weapons they build

the blood of the corpus and the graneer will be spilled

They’ll corrupt our systems and they’ll burn our trees

But when the see Tenno they will start to flee

Because because the Tenno are there ready to defend any time anywhere

Oh ho oh ho the Tenno are there ready to fight anytime anywhere

 

They’ll fly through space with their blades on their back

They’ll fly away in brand new rail jack

I know I know the Tenno are there fighting for us all the time everywhere

Because I know the Tenno here they’re fighting for us all the way up there 

 

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(Me:)

Well as we came home in our rail jack... as drunk as drunk could be

I saw some mats besides the forge, where no more mats should be

So I calls the crew and I ask em,

"Would ya kindly tell ta me...

Why'd no one forge these stinkin mats, where no more mats should be?!"

 

(Crew:)

Ahhhhh! Ya drunk, ya drunk, ya silly old fool!

Still ya cannot see?! 

Those are lovely titanium rocks the Lotus sent to me

 

(Me:)

Well many's the day I traveled 100 parsecs [sic] or more,

But diodes on titanium rocks, I've never seen before.

 

(Me:)

Well as we set out on our rail jack... as drunk as drunk could be

I saw an AFK on board, where my old gunner should be.

So I calls the crew and I ask em,

"Would ya kindly tell to me...

Who's sitting here AFK where my old gunner should be?!"

 

(Crew:)

Ahhhhhh! Ya drunk, ya drunk, ya silly old fool!

Still ya cannot see?!

That's a special new Specter that the Lotus sent to me!

 

(Me:)

Well many's the day I traveled 100 parsecs or more,

But a clan tag on a Specter, sure I'd never seen before.

 

 

Sung to: 7 drunken nights

 

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Little bit more of a chain gang-esque song, but same principle right? Presenting Railjack Requiem:

 

Remember the fallen and all they gave

Remember the masters and all they took

Remember the dreamers and their sacrifice

Remember the mother and who she was

 

(Chorus)

Way oh war has passed

Way oh war is coming

Ready your arms

Ready your steel

Ready yourself for the old one's fire

 

Remember the teacher and what he taught

Remember the father who lost his son

Remember the spy who was released

Remember to be wary of the man

 

(Chorus)

 

Remember the war and why we fight

Remember your brothers who stand with you

Remember what we lost within the void

Remember to sing and honor them

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Champion of the Void

Night sky,

¡ohh! stars shine neon lights.

Black sky,

trails of blazing fire;

In a far deceit of truth,

¡Warriors seek!, ¡Warriors move!

Honor brought us here 

to the sea of nimble foes

where strength you will need

and turn you heart to stone,

¡Warriors seek!, ¡Warriors move!

Now battle cries,

reach our armored docks

and lights will go out

for might will explode.

¡Warriors seek!, ¡Warriors move!

I gut in emptiness 

and feel a cold embrace

but sad is not my face

now a Champion I became.

¡Warriors seek!, ¡Warriors move!

 

Hope you like it, XOXO.

 

 

 

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What shall we do with a Corpus board 

What shall we do with a Corpus board 

What shall we do with a Corpus board

early in the morning

Way hay up he rises 

Way hay up he rises 

Way hay up he rises early in the morning

Put him in a room with a Infested boil 

Put him in a room with a Infested boil 

Put him in a room with a Infested boil early in the morning

Way hay up he rises 

Way hay up he rises 

Way hay up he rises early in the morning 

Shave his face with a rusty Fang 

Shave his face with a rusty Fang

Shave his face with a rusty Fang early in the morning 

Way hay up he rises 

Way hay up he rises 

Way hay up he rises early in the morning

That's what we do with a Corpus board 

That's what we do with a Corpus board 

That's what we do with a Corpus board early in the morning

Edited by (PS4)CherrySharkBait2
For corrections

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We are the one, the one that take the pain, the pain that we have in our land.

The roar of the ship that cannot stay.

The one which will burn then away.

 

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Check the supplies and ammo stocks, 
Man the guns and seal airlocks.
It's time to leave the dry docks. 
Bring glory to our railjack! 

Sentients took our lotus away, 
Now its time to make them pay! 
The new war draws closer each day. 
Bring glory to our railjack! 

As we enter the battlefield, 
Engage the throttle, check the shield. 
It's time to show the power we weild! 
Bring glory to our railjack! 

Hull ruptured portside! 
Boarding crew, someone died... 
The fires are spreading ship wide. 
Bring glory to our railjack! 

Quench the fires, seal the breach,
Focus, the victory's in our reach. 
There's a lesson we must teach! 
Bring glory to our railjack 

Our pilot is quick with a keen eye,
Our Gunners will make sure they die.
Engineer resupply!
Bring glory to our railjack!

We attack the grineer with all our might.
Steady, the crew ship is in our sight,
Load up the slingshot and take flight.
Bring glory to our railjack!

The Grineer forces have all died,
And their resources are scattered wide.
Ship killer platform nullified .
Bring glory to our railjack!

Time to return to the dojo? 
Hell no, we're ready for another go, 
Let's hit them hard and let them know! 
The power of the tenno!

 

~Sung to the tune of "Drunken Sailor"~

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I’m taking a strange approach here. It’s kinda 2 am anyways but like I’ve decided to write a short story in shanty form about a crew who has a Kuva Lich as their second in command. The Lich is a good dude and he’s very responsible. I give you, “Hail the Kuva”

(Beginning this starts like a calm origin, like the introduction to a movie.)

Light up the engines, and call down the captain.

so does call the Kuva liches.

Throttle the thrusters, and load up the guns,

so does call the Kuva liches

Onwards to battle, to test all our mettle

so does call the Kuva liches....

<Chorus>
(This chorus is excited and energetic, as if this was a rock segment)

HAIL THE KUVA, HAIL!

HAIL THE KUVA, HAIL THE KUVA... 

HAIL THE KUVA HAIL!

HAIL THE KUVA LICH, OUR HERO! 

(Repeat Chorus)
 

Rack up a slug, to fight off the galleons

Rack up a slug, protect the Kuva!

Hammer and nail, with laser and sweat and blood,

Hammer and nail, wielded all by the Kuva!

With the captains pride, and the grineers shame and anguish,

The Kuva prevailed! So called the Kuva Liches!!!

He returned home, to much of his own surprise, there set up was, a celebration to their hero! 

<Cue Chorus>

After many years, since he’s been long turned to dust,

He still lives on, as our great hero!

A symbol of honour, respect and a martyr...

For his last deed, was dying in combat!

He sailed on a mission, for love he was missing,

his dearest departed, revenge they deserved!

He took on a galleon, with fists and a mallet,

and steered the damn thing, INTO A FOMORIAN FLEET!

<Cue Chorus but with a calmer, hushed tone>
 

Welp I did it. I think it was pretty good. I’m gonna get to sleep now so I hope you guys enjoyed it

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If the void shall swallow us whole we shall join our brethren tonight,

Singing a song of orokin life,

space consumes us whole

Sing of the Empyrean,

and their honor high,

cut down the grineer, bankrupt corpus,

burn the infestation, Bury the ancients, 

Awaken the sentients, 

If the void shall swallow us whole,  our orokin brethren shall join us tonight

 

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A shanty traditionally has calls by one lead voice, and refrains where the 'sailors' sing back/along. This is made with that in mind, with refrains in italics and calls in bold. The last three syllables (give or take) are meant to be a little more emphatic. 

 

Blazing through the ether we are free to fly
Free to fly, off the Rails ho!
Fighting through an endless sea of sky
Sea of sky, off the Rails ho!
Sing it on high
Sing it on high!
Sing it on low
Sing it on low
Working for our Lotus til we make it on home

Soaring with a Cephalon's Orokin soul
Orokin soul, bring us back home
Roaring down the barrel of a starlit hole
Starlit hole, bring us back home
Railjack hi!
Railjack hi!
Railjack ho
Railjack ho
Fortify the hull til we can make it on home

Man up all the turrets when the siren sounds
Siren sounds, lose everything
Gokstad on the starboard, Tenno make your rounds
Make your rounds, or lose everything
Fight them on high!
Fight them on high!
Fight them below
Fight them below
Whisper to the Void and we might make it back home

 

And that's my contribution. Good luck to everyone!

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Follow the star that’s moving slowly

Follow it’s river of light and we'll see

That we have found

What we’ve been searching for

 

The of sailors of old and new

Could nor capture nor grasp

The wonder of the open sea

Like dancing starlights of moonlight

 

We now seek to capture the 

Splendors of open sea space

With our eager and diligent crew

From the sea spilled earth to the 

Mysterious starlights of the Veil

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Brief Introduction:
I'm not particularly good at this, but it sounded fun enough. Writing a sea shanty, or rather, a space shanty. 
On another note...It was fun, actually. A lot more than I thought writing this would be.
Here's my, probably bad, contribution. Heck, it probably isn't even a shanty? Still, I hope it's alright! (And a fun or somewhat entertaining read.)
Good luck to all (and to all, a good night.) - Cris
~
Key:
First Caller
Response
Both

Also both, but sort of like a key line.
(At least, this was the intention. Whatever goes, right?)
~
Word Count: 153 

So, you know how verses can be added if it fits or depending on the version? Each part (a verse and keyline in chronological order) could probably be sung individually? Like, the first part, second part...Etcetera. It also allows room for more parts to be added, adapted or removed as the Crew sees fit. Maybe.
~
Oh, come along, my friends,
Heed the Call and Follow,
To the stars and beyond,
What we’ll find, who could know?
But with Cy by our side, buckle up for the ride,
So gather ‘round, gather ‘round,
Called for this Rising Tide.

(Come Aboard, Come Aboard, Join the Crew)

And though the time draws near,
There’s nothing we shall fear,
For we fight to protect all that we hold dear.
Let the Skirmish begin,
Focus on the power within,
And gather ‘round, gather ‘round,
To uphold what we Tenno believe in.

(So May Our Aim Remain Tried and True)

We’ve answered the call,
We’re prepared and are ready,
For all the trials we’re bound to face.
They say united we stand and divided we fall,
But our warframes are strong and our will remains steady,
Come gather ‘round, gather ‘round,
Here’s to this voyage in space.


(And Let Fortune Favour Us Through)

Edited by (PS4)Cristallite
Just wanted to add a few extra notes ^^'

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There was lady war coming 
She is older than any border
Fire the engine, shield is rising
My captain gave the order
 
Right is to be among the stars
We fight, we flight, we resist
They will not take this from us
We're still here in the mist
 
"What say you?" One day he said
Will you sail through the ether
Full speed there's another raid 
Void is just another place to enter
 
In the railjack there's no tears 
No sadness nor joy in the killing
We're not letting you loose to fear
In the railjack we're dieing, we're living.
 
Chorus:
Oh lady war, don't come too close nor too fast.
But if you do know this:
I will not let you touch any of my stars.
 
I know one day you will go away
Just like I did it kissing goodbye
Untill then we're still here 
 
We fight, we flight, we resist
In the railjack we're dieing , we're living
Edited by (PS4)Bebeto-Rock
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We are not warriors, we are not conquerors, We are the salvation of all systems and that is why we fight against those who took away what we had and we will snatch them at all costs until all those who oppose kneel before the tenno

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Fire up all her engines, set sail across the stars!
Start the song, it won’t be long, an’ don’t forget yer Zarrs
Our Mandachord’s a-blarin’, our Shawzin’s finely strung
Roar out yer Warframes’ voices ‘til the whole New War is won!

Hey ho! Away we go, across the Solar Seas!
A hunting pack, in our Railjack! We’ll stop the Corpus greed
We’ll smash up all the Sentients, and bring down the Grineer
We’ll never stop our onslaught coz a Tenno knows no fear!

Man the guns an’ archwings, there’s fighters flying free!
The gunship’s thick, our shots won’t stick! Fire off Artillery!
Patch up that bloody hull breach, invaders off the ship.
Send out the assault team and we’ll wrap this thing up quick!

Hey ho! Away we go, across the Solar Seas!
A hunting pack, in our Railjack! We’ll make the muckers bleed
We’ll stamp out the Infested, Corrupted better run
For loot we’re always hungry and we smash your fleets for fun!

The void was once our cradle, but now we’re singing loud!
Come all that may, we’ll have our way! We’ll make the Lotus proud
Nef Anyo cannot stop us, Vay Hek can’t break our stride
You’re always sure of winning with a Tenno on your side!
 

Hey ho! Away we go, across the Solar Seas!
A hunting pack, in our Railjack! An endless warring dream
We’ll wipe out ev’ry sector, until the system’s clear
An’ when our work is over we’ll be back to grinding gear!

Edited by Nuumi
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RAIN FIRE

 

Rain fire on the galleons sunken in a starry sea.

Can you smell it clouds of burning debris.

Can you feel it lurching like a mechanical beast.

Can you taste it the brilliance of a million greenier fleets.

Oh but who are we to turn and run away, break through the enemy lines.

Take to the pitch black skies

Rain fire

Rain fire on the sentients cradled in the carcass of a dream.

Can you smell it fear of the things beyond our reach.

Can you feel it rotting out the hull beneath our feet.

Can you taste it burning ships and heart wrenching defeat.

Oh but who are we to turn and run away, Even when we stare death in the eye

Take to the pitch black sky.

Rain fire

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Octavia's shanty by Alleychat
//Another one LMAO xD//

When a mandachord
Played by Octavia
With its trusty shawzin and
A band that not fail

Crossed the unknown space
With nothing but their wits
A song and lyric
For warframes to hear 

Then came after it
Damning grineer ships
Grinning villains and 
A railjack to wheel 

While she played her song
And a crew who nod along
Attack ships here, there
With no fear of fall

Drive through space like a kavat
Through villains and orokin
Through villains and orokin
OhooHo
Drive through space like a kavat
Through villains and orokin
Ohhhh

After a skillful dodge 
The commander said and say
Let go of disparity for this 
Is our field 

And so the frames flew free
With their great archwings 
With their leader to follow 
And a song she complete 

Drive through space like a kavat
Through villains and orokin
Through villains and orokin
OhoooHo
Drive through space like a kavat 
Destroy with great speed 
Ohhhh 

Drive through space like a kavat
Through villains a plenty
Through villains a plenty
OhoooHo
Drive through space like a kavat 
Destroy with great speed 
Ohhhh 

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We look for the next battle
Ah-ho, ho, the path is clear!
with the courage that we take
we go and we go to the void!

We look for the next battle
Ah-ho, ho, the path is clear!
we don't look back
we go and we go to the void!

with our biggest weapons we get what we want
Ah-ho, ho, the path is clear!
with the strength of an army we get what we want
Ah-ho, ho, the path is clear!

why are we the champions my friend!

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Question: If I were to submit a sea shanty for this contest, would I be able to record the shanty with music and submit it to the next TennoTunes contest? I wanted to know if this would be considered "double dipping" or if was okay/encouraged.

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Heave Ho, The Jack is Sailing

The shields are up, the engines go!
The crew will sing, “heave ho!”

To sail beyond the stars and rail,
The crew will sing, “yo ho!”

Yo ho, Yo ho. The Jack is sailing, oh!
For the children of the Zariman, we’ll give a great “yo ho!”

Heave ho, Heave ho. The Jack is sailing, oh!
For the children of the Zariman, we’ll give a great “heave ho!”

With guns ablaze, nikanas raised,
We cheer for the Tenno.

To bring us back to hearth and home
We cheer for the Tenno.

Yo ho, Yo ho. The Jack is sailing, oh!
For the children of the Zariman, we’ll give a great “yo ho!”

Heave ho, Heave ho. The Jack is sailing, oh!
For the children of the Zariman, we’ll give a great “heave ho!”

The bounty’s claimed, return the frames
To share the spoils, lo!

Let’s patch the hull and swab the deck
And bring the Tenno home!

(slowing)

Let’s patch the hull and swab the deck
And bring the Tenno —
home.
 

:clem::clem::clem:

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By the Void we live and sail

By the void we live, it's darkness haunting.
'Tis the dark-veil that shrouds our past.
For now, we sail, aboard our Jack,
to find our true-selves, alas.

(Hook)
Our mother, protect us
Our mother, guide us
Our mother, strengthen us
Oh sweet Lotus, ne'er fail us.

By the void we sail, our ship's alive!
Her sails burn bright as her guns light the skies!
An old-war cephalon, acting as our guide.
His past he transcends, helping us to fly.

(Hook)
Our mother, protect us
Our mother, guide us
Our mother, strengthen us
Oh sweet Lotus, ne'er fail us.


A warframe we dawn, for it's our cunning blade,
A tool of swift justice, by those we aid.
This suit of armor, empowered with our energy,
It's light, a flame, a burning effigy.

(hook)
Our mother, protect us
Our mother, guide us
Our mother, strengthen us
Oh sweet Lotus, ne'er fail us.

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