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What Shall We Do With A Drunken Sailor?

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What Shall We Do With A Drunken Sailor?

Heaving Shanty;
What shall we do with a drunken sailor?
: What shall we do with a drunken sailor? :
Early in the morning.
Chorus:
Way-hay, up she rises,
Way-hay, up she rises,
Way-hay, up she rises,
Early in the morning.

2. Put him in the long boat 'til he's sober
: Put him in the long boat 'til he's sober :
Early in the morning.
Chorus:

3. Pull out the bung and wet him all over
: Pull out the bung and wet him all over :
Early in the morning.
Chorus:

4. Put him in the scuppers with the deck pump on him
: Put him in the scuppers with the deck pump on him :
Early in the morning.
Chorus:

5. Heave him by the leg in a runnin' bowlin'
: Heave him by the leg in a runnin' bowlin' :
Early in the morning.
Chorus:

6. Tie him to the taffrail when she's yard-arm under
: Tie him to the taffrail when she's yard-arm under :
Early in the morning.
Chorus:

7. Put him in the bilge and make him drink it,
: Put him in the bilge and make him drink it :
Early in the morning.
Chorus:

8. Shave his belly with a rusty razor,
: Shave his belly with a rusty razor, :
Early in the morning.
Chorus:

9. Soak 'im in oil till he sprouts some flippers,
: Soak 'im in oil till he sprouts some flippers, :
Early in the morning.
Chorus:

10. Put 'im in bed with the Captain's daughter,
: Put 'im in bed with the Captain's daughter, :
Early in the morning.
Chorus: