Drunken Sailor


Jim Cargill

 

Avoca Street
Randwick. NSW
Recorded 19th April 1973

 

Drunken Sailor

 

What shall we do with a drunken sailor?
What shall we do with a drunken sailor ?
Early in the morning?
Hooray and up she rises
Hooray and up she rises
Hooray and up she rises
Early in the morning

Put him in the long boat ’till he’s sober

Pull out the plug and wet him all over

Put him in the bilge and make him drink it

Shave his belly with a rusty razor

Put him in a leaky boat and make him bail her

Tie him to the scuppers with the hose-pipe on him

Cook him tripe and make him eat it

Tie him to the topmast while she’s yard arm under
Keel haul him ’till he’s sober
That’s what we’ll do with a drunken sailor

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