Sea Shanties, 18th Century Sailing Chants, Are Back In Style The U.S. Navy Band has joined in the sea-shanty-pop-culture-fusion with a salty, weathered rendition of Taylor Swift's "We Are Never Ever Getting Back Together."
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Sea Shanties, 18th Century Sailing Chants, Are Back In Style

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Sea Shanties, 18th Century Sailing Chants, Are Back In Style

Sea Shanties, 18th Century Sailing Chants, Are Back In Style

Sea Shanties, 18th Century Sailing Chants, Are Back In Style

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The U.S. Navy Band has joined in the sea-shanty-pop-culture-fusion with a salty, weathered rendition of Taylor Swift's "We Are Never Ever Getting Back Together."

SARAH MCCAMMON, HOST:

Good morning. I'm Sarah McCammon.

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UNITED STATES NAVY BAND: (Singing) Oh wey oh, hey.

MCCAMMON: Sea shanties, those 18th century sailing chants set to a drumbeat, are all over social media. A viral TikTok ushered them into pop culture early this year.

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UNITED STATES NAVY BAND: (Singing) We are never, ever getting back together.

MCCAMMON: Now the U.S. Navy Band has joined in the sea shanty pop culture fusion with a salty, weathered rendition of Taylor Swift's "We Are Never Ever Getting Back Together." It's MORNING EDITION.

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