The Drunken Sailor – lyrics and chords

The lyrics to the Drunken Sailor are very simple to follow. The song is all about the possible ways to deal with a drunken sailor. The chords below are in the key of D minor. Use our chord converter to play the song in other keys.

 
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 
Earlye in the  
Dm 
morning.

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Put him in the scuppers with the hosepipe on him
Put him in the scuppers with the hosepipe on him
Put him in the scuppers with the hosepipe on him
Earlye in the morning.

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Hoist him aboard with a running bowline
Hoist him aboard with a running bowline
Hoist him aboard with a running bowline
Earlye in the morning.

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
Earlye in the morning.

Make him turn to at shining bright work
Make him turn to at shining bright work
Make him turn to at shining bright work
Earlye in the morning.

What shall we do with the drunken sailor
What shall we do with the drunken sailor
What shall we do with the drunken sailor
Earlye in the morning.

The Drunken Sailor videos
The Drunken Sailor lyrics and chords

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[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]Earlye in the [Dm]morning.

Put him in the scuppers with the hosepipe on him
Put him in the scuppers with the hosepipe on him
Put him in the scuppers with the hosepipe on him
Earlye in the morning.

Hoist him aboard with a running bowline
Hoist him aboard with a running bowline
Hoist him aboard with a running bowline
Earlye in the morning.

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
Earlye in the morning.

Make him turn to at shining bright work
Make him turn to at shining bright work
Make him turn to at shining bright work
Earlye in the morning.

What shall we do with the drunken sailor
What shall we do with the drunken sailor
What shall we do with the drunken sailor
Earlye in the morning.

The Drunken Sailor videos
The Drunken Sailor lyrics and chords

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