So Early In The Morning (B)

Interesting Facts about So Early In The Morning (B)

Miss C. F. Smith writes that So Early In The Morning (B), it was a favorite in the old Black-wallers. Its opening solo bears a striking resemblance to the shanty “Miss Lucy Long. Stan Hugill claims that is this version he took from Ezra Cobb, a bluenose (Nova Scotian) seamen of the old school, he says: this version was sung only at pumps, although he did say that “There used sometimes at caps’n.’

The source of this sea shanty

The music: “Shanties from the Seven Seas” by Stan Hugill (1st ed p 57).

The lyrics: “Shanties from the Seven Seas” by Stan Hugill (1st ed p 56).

The Record of the So Early In The Morning (B)

You also can find this record on my YouTube channel here or directly listen below. Additionally, if you want to share your opinion about the record or share your opinion you can do it in my Facebook forum here, or leave a comment at the bottom of this blog article.

The musical notation

so-early-in-the-morning-b musical notation

The full lyrics

So Early In The Morning (B)

The bottle-O, the bottle-O, the sailor loves The bottle-O,
So! early in the morning the sailor loves… his bottle O!

* 2 *

A bottle o’ rum, a bottle o’ beer, a bottle o’ Red-eye whisky-O
So! early in the morning the sailor likes… his bottle O!

* 3 *

The baccy-O, terbaccy-O, the sailor loves his baccy-O.
So! early in the morning the sailor loves… his bottle O!

* 4 *

A packet o’ shag, a packet o’ cut, a plug o’ hard terbaccy-O
So! early in the morning the sailor loves… his bottle O!

* 5 *

The lassies-O, the maidens-O, the sailor loves the judies-O.
So! early in the morning the sailor loves… his bottle O!

* 6 *

A lass from the ‘Pool, a gal from the Tyne, a chowlah so fine an’ dandy-O.
So! early in the morning the sailor loves… his bottle O!

* 7 *

A bully rough-house, a bully rough-house, the sailor likes a rough-house-O
So! early in the morning the sailor likes… his bottle O!

* 8 *

A Tread on me coat, and all-hands-in, a bully good rough an’ tumble-O.
So! early in the morning the sailor loves… his bottle O!

* 9 *

A sing-song-O, a sing-song-O, the sailor likes a sing-song-O.
So! early in the morning the sailor likes… his bottle O!

* 10 *

A drinkin’ song, a song o’ love, a ditty o’ seas and shipmatessing-song-O,
So! early in the morning the sailor loves… his bottle O!

Related to this sea shanty

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So Early In The Morning (A)

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