This is perhaps the Folk equivalent of a jazz standard. I originally learned it from The Penguin Book Of English Folk Songs but have since heard versions by Kimbers Men, Jon Boden, A.L.Lloyd and several others.
It’s a classic sea song which marries together a very singable tune and a great story. You can just imagine sailors in the freezing cold on their way round cape horn, singing this and dreaming of those ‘glorious days’ to come.
Lyrics: from memory
Download: 22 The gallant frigate Amphitrite