Drunken Sailor (what’ll we do?)

drunken-sailor

the drunken sailor/tibetan monk/festy decorator

This is the great classic folk song, the unifying corker that everyone can join to sing.

We tried to sing it here with unusual gentility and emotional resonance…but it kept slipping back it uproar.

Here is another more raucous version, recorded Christmas 2010:

This is univerasl culture stuff. Try it. Open up the song in the pub one night, with guts and gusto, and you will find a heightened time is had by all.

Here are the lyrics:

what shall we do with the drunken sailor (x3)

early in the morning?

[chor: Hoo-ray, and up she rises (x3)

early in the morning.

– take him shake him try and wake him…

– lock him in the cabin with the captain’s daughter…

– give him a dose of salt sea water…

– shave his belly with a rusty razor…

– throw him in the scuppers with the bilge-pipe on him…

– chuck him in the longboat till he’s sobered up…

– put him in a dress and throw him to his shipmates…

– turn him over and drive him windward…

etc…

– that’s what we do with the drunken sailor…

please enjoy responsibly, and sing it right up…

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