Interesting Facts about the Drunken Sailor (B)
Drunken Sailor (B) is a very well-known shanty, a typical example of the stamp-‘n’-go song or walkaway or runaway shanty, and was the only type of work song allowed in the King’s Navee. In latter days, in bigger ships with smaller crews, it was mainly used at braces when ‘going about’ or to hand aloft a light sail such as stays’l – in this latter case it would then be used as a hand-over-hand song.
The source of this sea shanty
The music: “Shanties from the Seven Seas” by Stan Hugill (1st ed p 135).
The lyrics: “Shanties from the Seven Seas” by Stan Hugill (1st ed p 134, 135).
The Record of the Interesting Facts about Drunken Sailor (A)
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The musical notation
The full lyrics
Drunken Sailor B
What shall we do with’a drunken sailor? x3
– Earleye in the mornin!
– Way, hay ‘n’ up she rises! x3
– Earlye in the mornin!
* 2 *
Put him in the long-boat till he gets sober.
* 3 *
Keep him there an’ make him bale her.
* 4 *
Trice him up in a runnin’ bowline.
* 5 *
Tie him to the taffrail when she’s yard-arm under.
* 6 *
Put him in the scuppers with a hose-pipe on him.
* 7 *
Take him an’ shake ‘im, an’ try an’ wake ‘im.
* 8 *
Give him a dose o’ salt an’ water.
* 9 *
Give him a taste o’ the bosun’s rope-end.
* 10 *
Stick on his back a mustard plaster.
* 11 *
What’ll we do with a Limejuice Skipper?
* 12 *
Soak him in oil till he sprouts a flipper.
* 13 *
Scrape the hair off his chest with a hoop-iron razor.
* 14 *
What shall we do with a drunken solider?
* 15 *
Put him in the guard room till he gets sober.
* 16 *
What shall we do with the Queen o’ Sheba?