Drunken Sailor

from by Marc Gunn

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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,
Early in the morning?

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Weigh heigh and up she rises
Weigh heigh and up she rises
Weigh heigh and up she rises
Early in the morning

Put him in a long boat till he’s sober.

Leave him there till they make him better.

Trice up in a running bowline.

Give ‘im a dose of salt and water.

Give ‘im a taste of the bosun’s rope-end.

Soak him in oil till he sprouts a flipper.

Shave his belly with a rusty razor.

Put him in the bed of the Captain’s daughter.

You should of seen the Captain’s daughter.

She looks like an orangutan.

Swinging from a chandalier.

That’s what you do with a drunken sailor.

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from St Patrick's Day, released January 17, 2013
words and music traditional

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Marc Gunn Birmingham, Alabama

Marc Gunn is a rhythm and folk musician inspired by Celtic culture, science fiction, fantasy, and cats. He breathes new life into the autoharp, which continues to surprise musical veterans and fans a like for it’s unique sound and spirited energy. It’s like a satirical jam session between The Clancy Brothers and Weird Al Yankovic. It’s Celtic music, the traditional and the twisted. ... more

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