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What Shall We Do With the Drunken Sailor?

[ Roud 322 ; G/D 1:4 ; Ballad Index Doe048 ; trad.]

Tim Hart and the Livingston Hooray Ensemble sang What Shall We Do With the Drunken Sailor? in 1983 on Tim Hart and Friends' album Drunken Sailor and Other Kids Songs. This track was later included on their compilation CD Favourite Nursery Rhymes and Other Children's Songs.

Lyrics

Tim Hart sings What Shall We Do With the Drunken Sailor?

What shall we do with the drunken sailor,
What shall we do with the drunken sailor,
What shall we do with the drunken sailor,
Early in the morning?

Chorus (after each verse):
Hooray, and up she rises,
Hooray, and up she rises,
Hooray, and up she rises
Early in the morning.

Put him in the longboat till he's sober,
Put him in the longboat till he's sober,
Put him in the longboat till he's sober,
Early in the morning

Put him in the scupper with the hose-pipe on him,
Put him in the scupper with the hose-pipe on him,
Put him in the scupper with the hose-pipe on him,
Early in the morning

Take him and shake him and try and wake him,
Take him and shake him and try and wake him,
Take him and shake him and try and wake him,
Early in the morning

What shall we do with the drunken sailor,
What shall we do with the drunken sailor,
What shall we do with the drunken sailor,
Early in the morning?