#02320
Drunken Sailor (Great Big Sea) MIDI, video
See also: Drunken Sailor (Ryan's Fancy)
#238 YouTube video by mikekiniry
©2007 ~ Used with permission ~

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(Start of music delayed for high winds)

What do you do with a drunken sailor?
What do you do with a drunken sailor?
What do you do with a drunken sailor,
Earl-eye in the morning?

Way hay and up she rises,
Way hay and up she rises,
Way hay 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 hay and up she rises,
Way hay and up she rises,
Way hay and up she rises,
Earl-eye in the morning!

Put him in the hold with the captain's daughter,
Put him in the hold with the captain's daughter,
Put him in the hold with the captain's daughter,
Earl-eye in the morning!

Way hay and up she rises,
Way hay and up she rises,
Way hay and up she rises,
Earl-eye in the morning!

What do you do with a drunken sailor?
What do you do with a drunken sailor?
What do you do with a drunken sailor,
Earl-eye in the morning?

Way hay and up she rises,
Way hay and up she rises,
Way hay and up she rises,
Earl-eye in the morning!

Put him in the back of the paddy wagon,
Put him in the back of the paddy wagon,
Put him in the back of the paddy wagon,
Earl-eye in the morning!

Way hay and up she rises,
Way hay and up she rises,
Way hay and up she rises,
Earl-eye in the morning!

Throw him in the lock-up till he's sober,
Throw him in the lock-up till he's sober,
Throw him in the lock-up till he's sober,
Earl-eye in the morning!

Way hay and up she rises,
Way hay and up she rises,
Way hay and up she rises,
Earl-eye in the morning!

What do you do with a drunken sailor?
What do you do with a drunken sailor?
What do you do with a drunken sailor,
Earl-eye in the morning?

Way hay and up she rises,
Way hay and up she rises,
Way hay and up she rises,
Earl-eye in the morning!

What do you do with a drunken sailor?
What do you do with a drunken sailor?
What do you do with a drunken sailor,
Earl-eye in the morning?

Way hay and up she rises,
Way hay and up she rises,
Way hay and up she rises,
Earl-eye in the morning!

Way hay and up she rises,
Way hay and up she rises,
Way hay and up she rises,
Earl-eye in the morning!

####.... Author unknown. Traditional stamp-and-go or capstan shanty ....####
This variant was recorded by Great Big Sea (Great Big Sea, trk#8, 1993, NRA Productions, St John's, NL).

A variant was also arranged and recorded by Rankin Street (Pre-GBS tape - Live At The Blarneystone Pub in St John's, NL, trk#20, 1991, NRA Productions, Ltd).


See more songs by Great Big Sea.

Note: A shanty was sung to help sailors work. Additional verses were created until the job was complete. A capstan shanty was sung when raising an 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."


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