What Shall We Do With a Drunken Sailor
Sheet music for Flexible Mixed Ensemble - 6 Players


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Flexible Ensemble pieces are suitable for a large variety of combinations. The score is shown in C. The current available parts are shown below the score but you can also request additional parts for alternative instruments in the relevant transposition (subscribers only)

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About 'What Shall We Do With a Drunken Sailor'



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Traditional Music of unknown author.
Composed:1800s
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"What Shall We do with a Drunken Sailor" is a sea shanty, sung to accompany certain work tasks aboard sailing ships. It is believed to originate in the early 19th century or before, during a period when ships' crews, especially those of military vessels, were sufficiently large to permit hauling a rope whilst simply marching along the deck. There are many variants of verses, each successive verse suggests a method of sobering or punishing the drunken sailor.

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

Hoo-ray and up she rises
Hoo-ray and up she rises
Hoo-ray and up she rises
Early in the morning

Traditional verses:

Put in the long boat 'til he's sober.
Put him in the scuppers with a hosepipe on him.
Pull out the plug and wet him all over.
Scrape the hair off his chest with a hoop-iron razor.
Give 'im a dose of salt and water.
Stick on his back a mustard plaster.
Give 'im a taste of the bosun's rope-end.

Score Key:D minor (Sounding Pitch) (View more D minor Music for Flexible Mixed Ensemble - 6 Players )
Time Signature:2/4 (View more 2/4 Music)
Tempo Marking:Allegro moderato = c. 112 (View more music marked Allegro)
Duration:1:45
Number of Pages:2
Difficulty:Easy Level: Recommended for Beginners with some playing experience
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