Drunken Sailor

Lyrics

(Sea shanty)

1. 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.

2. Put him in a long boat ’til he’s sober…

3. Keep him there and make him bail her…

4. Hoist him aloft with a runnin’ bowling’…

*Often pronounced er-lie”

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  • Printable & Digital Rhythm Visuals
  • Song with chords in 2 keys, 2 Adapted Versions to welcome students to class, Lesson ideas for Tempo (Fast & Slow), Rhythm (Steady Beat), Orff Arrangement  (PDF)
  • MIDI file
  • Listen to the song

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