U.S. Navy Band gives Taylor Swift the sea shanty treatment

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Jan. 25 (UPI) -- The U.S. Navy Band took a cue from sea shanty videos that recently have gone viral on social media by reinterpreting a song that has very little to do with the sea: "We Are Never Ever Getting Back Together" by Taylor Swift.

The U.S. Navy Band, which has several traditional sea shanties among its catalog of videos posted to YouTube, tweeted a video Monday showing the musicians singing the Taylor Swift tune in the sea shanty style with drums and violin accompaniment.


The Navy Chief of Information admitted the shanty-style Swift cover might not be to everyone's musical tastes.

"This sea shanty parody may VERY MUCH not be your jam. ... I'm so thankful for the talent, creativity and sense of humor of our @usnavyband," Rear Adm. Charlie Brown tweeted.

He suggested people "who take their sea shanties more seriously" check out the band's YouTube page for more traditional fare.

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