Drunken Sailor reel

Also known as A Drunken Sailor, Óró Sé Do Bheath Abhaile, Up She Rises, What Shall We Do With The Drunken Sailor?, What Should You Do With The Drunken Sailor?.

There are 9 recordings of a tune by this name.

Drunken Sailor has been added to 5 tune sets.

Drunken Sailor has been added to 23 tunebooks.

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One setting

X: 1
T: Drunken Sailor
R: reel
M: 4/4
L: 1/8
K: Edor
B2BB B2BB|B2E2 G2B2|A2AA A2AA|A2D2 F2A2|
B2BB B2BB|B2c2 d2e2|d2B2 A2F2|E4 E4 |
B2BB B2BB|B2E2 G2B2|A2AA A2AA|A2D2 F2A2|
B2BB B2BB|B2c2 d2e2|d2B2 A2F2|E4 E4 |]

Four comments

Re: Óró, Sé Do Bheatha ‘bhaile (Drunken Sailor)

This is really just the melody of a very well-known sea shanty: "What Shall We Do with the Drunken Sailor". Lyrics below:

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

Way-hay, and up she rises,
Way-hay, and up she rises,
Way-hay, and up she rises,
Early in the morning.

Put him in the long boat ‘til he’s sober,
Put him in the long boat ‘til he’s sober,
Put him in the long boat ‘til he’s sober,
Early in the morning.

Put him in the scuppers with a hosepipe on him,
Put him in the scuppers with a hosepipe on him,
Put him in the scuppers with a hosepipe on him,
Early in the morning.

Haul him aboard with a runnin’ bowline,
Haul him aboard with a runnin’ bowline,
Haul him aboard with a runnin’ bowline,
Early in the morning.

Note 1: There are many variations on these lyrics.
Note 2: When singing it, the word "early" is normally pronounced "earlye".

Re: Óró, Sé Do Bheatha ‘bhaile (Drunken Sailor)

I know

Re: Drunken Sailor

Happy st Patrick’s day guys

Re: Drunken Sailor

More verses-
‘Shave his belly with a rusty razor’
‘Hang him from the yardarm till he’s sober’

I didn’t expect to find this on the mustard boards. Needs livening up with some harmonies to make it doable.