So Early In The Morning (C)

Interesting Facts about So Early In The Morning (C)

Another version of “So Early In The Morning”. The Interesting Facts about So Early In The Morning (C) was sung at the capstan and pumps and is usually heard aboard ships in the West Indian Trade.

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 57, 58). The Last Two verses have been added by me, they come from version (A) of the song to extend this song a bit, and give it minimal full song length.

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

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-c musical notation

The full lyrics

So Early In The Morning (C)

When ye gits to Bristol Town,
drink a health to them chowlah’s me boys,
– So early in the mornin;
– Sailor love the Bottle-O!
– Bottle-O! Bottle-O!
– Bottle of very good whisky-O!
– So early in the mornin;
– Sailor love the Bottle-O!

* 2 *

Now we’re bound to Kingston Town,
Where the rum flows round an’ round.
– So early in the mornin;

– Sailor love the Bottle-O!
– Bottle-O! Bottle-O!
– Bottle of very good whisky-O!
– So early in the mornin;
– Sailor love the Bottle-O!

* 3 *

The Mate wuz drunk an’ he went below
To take a swing o’ his Bottle-O!
– So early in the mornin;
– Sailor love the Bottle-O!
– Bottle-O! Bottle-O!
– Bottle of very good whisky-O!
– So early in the mornin;
– Sailor love the Bottle-O!

* 4 *

A Tread on me coat, and all-hands-in
A bully good rough an’ tumble-O!
– So early in the mornin;
– Sailor love the Bottle-O!
– Bottle-O! Bottle-O!
– Bottle of very good whisky-O!
– So early in the mornin;
– Sailor love the Bottle-O!

* 5 *

A drinkin’ song, a song o’ love!
a ditty o’ seas and shipmatessing-song-O!
– So early in the mornin;
– Sailor love the Bottle-O!
– Bottle-O! Bottle-O!
– Bottle of very good whisky-O!
– So early in the mornin;
– Sailor love the Bottle-O!

Related to this sea shanty

A-Rovin’ (A)

So Early In The Morning (A)

So Early In The Morning (B)

Leave a Comment