What shall we do with the drunken sailor?

Sailor Boy

What shall we do with the drunken sailor,
What shall we do with the drunken sailor,
What shall we do with the drunken sailor,
Early in the morning?
Sailing Ship
Way-hay, and up she rises,
Way-hay, and up she rises,
Way-hay, and up she rises,
Early in the morning.

Put him in the longboat until he's sober,
Put him in the longboat until he's sober,
Put him in the longboat until he's sober,
Early in the morning.
Sailing Ship
Way-hay, and up she rises,
Way-hay, and up she rises,
Way-hay, and up she rises,
Early in the morning.

Put him in the scuppers with a hose-pipe on him,
Put him in the scuppers with a hose-pipe on him,
Put him in the scuppers with a hose-pipe on him,
Early in the morning.
Sailing Ship
Way-hay, and up she rises,
Way-hay, and up she rises,
Way-hay, and up she rises,
Early in the morning.

Pull out the plug and wet him all over,
Pull out the plug and wet him all over,
Pull out the plug and wet him all over,
Early in the morning.
Sailing Ship
Way-hay, and up she rises,
Way-hay, and up she rises,
Way-hay, and up she rises,
Early in the morning.

Tie him by the legs in a running bowline,
Tie him by the legs in a running bowline,
Tie him by the legs in a running bowline,
Early in the morning.
Sailing Ship
Way-hay, and up she rises,
Way-hay, and up she rises,
Way-hay, and up she rises,
Early in the morning.

Give him a hair of the dog that bit him,
Give him a hair of the dog that bit him,
Give him a hair of the dog that bit him,
Early in the morning.
Sailing Ship
Way-hay, and up she rises,

Way-hay, and up she rises,
Way-hay, and up she rises,
Early in the morning.

Midi: Drunken Sailor

There are many verses to this sea shanty. These are but a few.

Longboat: The longest boat carried by a sailing ship, especially by a merchant ship.
Scupper: An opening in the side of a ship at deck level to allow water to run off.
Hosepipe: a flexible pipe for conveying a liquid.
Bowline: A rope attached to a vertical edge of a square sail.




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