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The Sailor Likes His Bottle, Oh

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The Sailor Likes His Bottle, Oh

Halyard Shanty
The Mate was drunk, and he went below,
To take a swig of his bottle, oh.
A bottle of rum, and a bottle of gin,
And a bottle of Irish whiskey, oh.
Chorus:
His bottle, oh, his bottle, oh,
The sailor likes his bottle, oh,

2. Tobaccio, tobaccio,
The sailor loves tobaccio,
A cut of the plug, and a cut of the Swiss,
And a cut of hard tobaccio,
Chorus:

3. The maidens, oh, the lassies, oh,
The sailor loves the Judys, oh,
A gal from Liverpool and a gal from the Tyne
And a lassie so fine and dandy, oh.
Chorus:

4. A bloody rough house, a bloody rough house,
The sailor loves a roughhouse, oh,
A kick in the ass and an all-hands-in,
A bloody good rough-and-tumble, oh,
Chorus:

So early in the morning
The Sailor likes his bottle-o
A bottle o'rum and a bottle o'gin
and a botle  o' Irish whiskey-o
So early in the moring
The Sailor likes his bottle-o

2. So early in the morning
The sailor likes his baccy-o
A packet o' shag and a packet o' twist
and a packet o' Yankee Doodle-o
So early in the morning
The sailor likes his baccy-o

3. So early in the morning
The sailor likes the lasses-o
The lasses o' Blyth and the lesses o' Shields
and the lasses across the water-o
So early in the morning
The sailor likes the lasses-o