Songbook/What shall we do with the drunken sailor

Sea shanty – Alternative title: Drunken Sailor, arranged by Mjchael 

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What Shall We Do With A Drunken SailorEdit

1. Strophe
Dm What shall we do with the drunken sailor
C What shall we do with the drunken sailor
Dm What shall we do with the drunken sailor
C Early in the : Dm morning?
Refrain
Dm Hoo-ray, and up she rises
C Hoo-ray, and up she rises
Dm Hoo-ray, and up she rises
C Early in the : Dm morning
2. Strophe
Dm Put him in the long boat until he's sober
C Put him in the long boat until he's sober
Dm Put him in the long boat until he's sober
C Early in the : Dm morning
3. Strophe
Dm Pull out the plug and wet him all over
C Pull out the plug and wet him all over
Dm Pull out the plug and wet him all over
C Early in the : Dm morning
4. Strophe
Dm Take him and shake him and try to awake him
C Take him and shake him and try to awake him
Dm Take him and shake him and try to awake him
C Early in the : Dm morning
5. Strophe
Dm give him a dose of salt and water
C give him a dose of salt and water
Dm give him a dose of salt and water
C Early in the : Dm morning
6. Strophe
Dm give him a dash with a bossom´s rubber
C give him a dash with a bossom´s rubber
Dm give him a dash with a bossom´s rubber
C Early in the : Dm morning
7. Strophe
Dm haeve him by the leg in a running bowline
C haeve him by the leg in a running bowline
Dm haeve him by the leg in a running bowline
C Early in the : Dm morning
8. Strophe
Dm Put him in the scuppers with a hose pipe on him
C Put him in the scuppers with a hose pipe on him
Dm Put him in the scuppers with a hose pipe on him
C Early in the : Dm morning
9. Strophe
Dm Shave his belly with a rusty razor
C Shave his belly with a rusty razor
Dm Shave his belly with a rusty razor
C Early in the : Dm morning
10. Strophe
Dm That´s what to do with a drunken sailor
C That´s what to do with a drunken sailor
Dm That´s what to do with a drunken sailor
C Early in the : Dm morning

HarmonyEdit

The tonality of the song is either C major or D minor and F major, not as it is written in a few musical scores. The range of notes is the same as C major. But the harmonic center of the song is the D-minor chord. Such melodies are said to be in so-called "Dorian scale". This is a church key. So named because there are many old hymns in this key. But there are some folk songs (eg the Irish folk music) and modern pieces (eg, Mad World by Michael Andrews) still using this mode.

Last modified on 18 March 2011, at 08:23