#00526
Drunken Sailor (Ryan's Fancy) MIDI, video
See also: Drunken Sailor (Great Big Sea)
#274: YouTube video by quickaccent2006
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What shall we do with a drunken sailor?
What shall we do with a drunken sailor?
What shall we do with a drunken sailor,
Earl-eye in the morning?

Way, hey, and up she rises,
Way, hey, and up she rises;
Way, hey, and up she rises,
Earl-eye in the morning.

Put him in a long-boat till he's sober.
Put him in a long-boat till he's sober.
Put him in a long-boat till he's sober.
Earl-eye in the morning.

Way, hey, and up she rises,
Way, hey, and up she rises;
Way, hey, and up she rises,
Earl-eye in the morning.

Give 'im the hair of the dog that bit 'im,
Give 'im the hair of the dog that bit 'im,
Give 'im the hair of the dog that bit 'im,
Earl-eye in the morning.

Way, hey, and up she rises,
Way, hey, and up she rises;
Way, hey, and up she rises,
Earl-eye in the morning.

Put him in scuppers with a hose-pipe on him.
Put him in scuppers with a hose-pipe on him.
Put him in scuppers with a hose-pipe on him.
Earl-eye in the morning.

Way, hey, and up she rises,
Way, hey, and up she rises;
Way, hey, and up she rises,
Earl-eye in the morning.

Give 'im a dose of salt and water.
Give 'im a dose of salt and water.
Give 'im a dose of salt and water.
Earl-eye in the morning.

Way, hey, and up she rises,
Way, hey, and up she rises;
Way, hey, and up she rises,
Earl-eye in the morning.

Shave his belly with a rusty razor.
Shave his belly with a rusty razor.
Shave his belly with a rusty razor.
Earl-eye in the morning.

Way, hey, and up she rises,
Way, hey, and up she rises;
Way, hey, and up she rises,
Earl-eye in the morning.

Way, hey, and up she rises,
Way, hey, and up she rises;
Way, hey, and up she rises,
Earl-eye in the morning.

####.... Author unknown. Traditional stamp-and-go shanty ....####
This variant was recorded by Ryan's Fancy (Brand New Songs, trk#10, 1977, RCA Records, Toronto, Ontario, recorded at Audio Atlantic, Halifax, Nova Scotia); and re-recorded, re-mixed and mastered (Sea People, trk#11, 1980, Boot Records, Mississauga, Ontario, engineered by Al Feeny, Grant Kennedy and Pat Martin).

See more songs by Ryan's Fancy.

Note: A shanty was sung to help sailors work. Additional verses were created until the job was completed. A capstan shanty was sung when raising an anchor. Anchor bars would be inserted into the capstan, and sailors would walk around it, turning the capstan to raise the anchor. Sailors would stamp on the deck with the words, "Way, hey, and up she rises." Some additional known verses were as follows:

Keep him there and make 'im bail 'er. (3x)
Trice him up in a runnin' bowline. (3x)
Tie him to the taffrail when she's yard-arm under. (3x)
Take 'im and shake 'im and try an' wake 'im. (3x)
Give 'im a taste of the bosun's rope-end. (3x)
Stick on 'is back a mustard plaster. (3x)
Soak 'im in oil till he sprouts a flipper. (3x)
Put him in the guard room till he gets sober. (3x)



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