Sea Shanties

Drunken Sailor

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Weigh-hay and up she rises
Weigh-hay and up she rises
Weigh-hay and up she rises
Early in the morning!

What will we do with a drunken sailor,
What will we do with a drunken sailor,
What will we do with a drunken sailor,
Early in the morning?

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Put ’em in the scuppers with a hose pipe on him,
Put ’em in the scuppers with a hose pipe on him,
Put ’em in the scuppers with a hose pipe on him,
Early in the morning!

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Put him in the brig until he’s sober,
Put him in the brig until he’s sober,
Put him in the brig until he’s sober,
Early in the morning!

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Fish in the Sea

Come all you young sailor men, listen to me,
I’ll sing you a song of the fish in the sea;

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And it’s…
Windy weather, boys, stormy weather, boys,
When the wind blows, we’re all together, boys;
Blow ye winds westerly, blow ye winds, blow,
Jolly sou’wester, boys, steady she goes.

Up jumps the eel with his slippery tail,
Climbs up aloft and reefs the topsail.

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Then up jumps the shark with his nine rows of teeth,
Saying, “You eat the dough boys, and I’ll eat the beef!”

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Up jumps the whale… the largest of all,
“If you want any wind, well, I’ll blow ye a squall!”

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The Sea King

Carry me ancient King, take me away;
Take me Eternal One, take me to stay;
Under the sea you shelter me from pain.

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I have to serve you again and again;
Take me, dark and ancient One;
Yes, I know you can.

Dark winds drown galleons sailing the sea;
I know where treasure is waiting for me;
Silver and gold in the sea full of pain.

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Reclaim me dark Sea King, long is my wait;
Make me Eternal One, blood is my fate;
Forever we live in the sea free of pain.

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Leave Her, Johnny

I thought I heard the Old Man say:
“Leave her, Johnny, leave her.”
Tomorrow you will get your pay,
and it’s time for us to leave her.

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Leave her, Johnny, leave her!
Oh, leave her, Johnny, leave her!
For the voyage is long and the winds don’t blow
And it’s time for us to leave her.

Oh, the wind was foul and the sea ran high.
“Leave her, Johnny, leave her!”
She shipped it green and none went by.
And it’s time for us to leave her.

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I hate to sail on this rotten tub.
“Leave her, Johnny, leave her!”
No grog allowed and rotten grub.
And it’s time for us to leave her.

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We swear by rote for want of more.
“Leave her, Johnny, leave her!”
But now we’re through so we’ll go on shore.
And it’s time for us to leave her.

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The Worst Old Ship

The worst old ship that ever did sail,
Sailed out of Harwich on a windy day.

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And we’re waiting for the day,
Waiting for the day,
Waiting for the day
That we get our pay.

She was built in ancient time,
Held together with bits of twine

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Nothing in the galley—nothing in the hold,
But the skipper’s turned in with a bag of gold.

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Off Orford Ness she sprang a leak,
Hear her poor old timbers creak.

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We pumped our way round scalby Ness,
When the wind backed round to the west-nor’-west.

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Into the Humber and up the town,
Pump you blighters—pump or drown.

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Sea Shanties

That Which Can Eternal Lie jrudd