The Drunken Sailor

The Drunken Sailor

Traditional - Lyrics from Songs of The Sailor and Lumberman, by William Doerflinger


Oh, 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?

Put him in the long-boat till he gets sober,
Put him in the long-boat till he gets sober,
Put him in the long-boat till he gets sober,
Early in the morning!

Way, hay, and up she rises,
Way, hay, and up she rises,
Way, hay, and up she rises,
Early in the morning!

Oh, what shall we do with a drunken soldier?

Put him in the guard-house till he gets sober.