Rant and Roar is a song on an album with the same name by Great Big Sea. Released in 1998 only to the USA, it is a compilation of some of the tracks from Up and Play also by Great Big Sea. This album was created because the band wanted to expand beyond their mostly Canadian fan base. The album's title comes from the first line of the traditional song "The Ryans and the Pittmans", which is generally more well known than the song's actual name.
"The Ryans and The Pittmans" is a popular Newfoundland folk song. It tells of the romantic entanglements of a sailor named Bob Pittman, and his desire to sail home to finally marry his "sweet Biddy". The song is also known as "We'll Rant and We'll Roar", after the first line of the chorus; however, this is also the name by which some foreign variants are known..
You can play along with the video in the posted key. Great Big Sea typically plays it in the key of D with a DADGAD tuning capoed on 3.
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A video for this song: