The article is devoted to the analyses of Yuliy Kim`s author`s songs about the sea. The group of these works is the most interesting and characteristic for Kim`s artistic achievements. Its occurrence has got both biographical and literary roots. The poet`s relations with the sea are connected with his staying on Kamchatka. At the end of the 50s and the beginning of the 60s, as he graduated from the Pedagogical Institute in Moscow, Kim worked at the East as a teacher of history and Russian literature. At that time, he became fascinated with the sea and started to write about it the whole number of original songs. The mentioned songs depict adventures of brave captains, courageous seamen and dangerous pirates. The author does not forget about the significance of literary tradition in his created pictures and situations. Hence, Alexander Pushkin, Mikhail Lermontov and Alexander Grin play the crucial role. On the basis of their writing experiences, Kim created a picture of a romantic dreamer- a conqueror of seas and oceans. What is more, the language of Kim`s works, in which the poet perfectly used seaman slang, emphasizes their uniqueness. Furthermore, his songs are polyphonic; voice of numerous characters is autonomous and independent at the same time. Another important thing to be mentioned is that the bard very often writes songs from the borderline of lyric, epic and drama, what may prove his versatility. Along with Kim, many other Russian bards, such as Novella Matveeva i Yuri Vizbor, were developing the sea topic. Also in Vladimir Vysotsky`s works one can notice a great influence of this original and unique subject.