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Rogue’s Gallery: The Art of the Siren, #34

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Song: David Thomas: Drunken Sailor (3:44 minutes)
from Rogue’s Gallery: Pirate Ballads, Sea Songs, and Chanteys, ANTI- 2006.

Official biography David Thomas;
songs playlist.

Buy CD in Germany and elsewhere.

Image: Joan Blondell via Tom Sutpen.


1. What do we do with a drunken sailor,
early in the morning?

2. Put him in the longboat till he’s sober.

3. What shall we do with a drunken soldier?

There are many versions known. See Wikipedia and follow links.

Explanatory liner notes by ANTI-:

This stamp-and-go chantey is one of the best known and also quite old. A printed version from the 1830s differs little from the modern one.

Written by Wolf

1. January 2010 at 12:01 am

Posted in Siren Sounds

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