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What shall you do with a Drunken Sailor?

I recently learned that there has been a push in the UK to ban the old version of this song (which dates back to the 1891) and replace it with a new PC friendly version. www.dailymail.co.uk

I think this is outrageous and stupid! So before anyone deletes all reference to it on the Internet, I wanted to post it here! I especially like the references to th Captian's Daughter, although I have heard that they are really references to flogging. (cockney slang)

Intro

    What shall we do with a drunken sailor, (3×)
    Early in the morning?

Chorus

    Hoo–ray/Wey–hey/Heave-ho and up she rises, (3×)
    Early in the morning!

Verses

    Put him in bed/the brig/the hold with the captain's daughter, (3×)
    Early in the morning!

    Take him and shake him and try and wake him, (3×)
    Early in the morning!

    Make him walk the plank and swim at sea, (3x)
    Early in the morning!

    Make him kiss the gardeners daughter, (3×)
    Early in the morning!

    Put him in the scupper with a hosepipe on him, (3×)
    Early in the morning!

    Put him in the longboat til he's sober, (3×)
    Early in the morning!

    Keep him there and make him paler, (3×)
    Early in the morning!

    Shave his belly with a rusty razor, (3×)
    Early in the morning!

    Put him in the pickle barrel til he's sober, (3×)
    Early in the morning!

    Put him in the grog barrel til he's pickled, (3×)
    Early in the morning!

    Throw him in the bilge and make him drink it, (3×)
    Early in the morning!

    Hang him from the mast like a jolly roger, (3×)
    Early in the morning!

    Soak him in oil til he's grown flippers, (3×)
    Early in the morning!

    Keelhaul him til he's sober, (3×)
    Early in the morning!
    Var.
    Keelhaul him and pass the bottle, (3×)
    Early in the morning!

    Stick him in a bag and beat him senseless, (3×)
    Early in the morning!

    Put him in the brig until he's sober, (3×)
    Early in the morning!

    Slap him around and call him Suzie, (3×)
    Early in the morning!

    You haven't seen the captain's daughter, (3×)
    Early in the morning!

    Put 'im in the crow's nest and watch him fall down, (3×)
    Early in the morning!

    Put 'im in a leaky boat an' make 'im bail 'er, (3×)
    Early in the morning!

    Put 'im in the back of the paddywagon, (3×)
    Early in the morning!

    Give 'im a dose of salt and water, (3×)
    Early in the morning!

    Give 'im a taste of the bosun's rope-end, (3×)
    Early in the morning!

    Stick on 'is back a mustard plaster, (3×)
    Early in the morning!

    Heave him by the leg in a running bowline, (3×)
    Early in the morning!

    Tie him to the taffrail when she’s yardarm under, (3×)
    Early in the morning!

    Set him polishing up the brasswork, (3×)
    Early in the morning!

    'Round with the rum and scotch and whiskey, (3×)
    Early in the morning!

    God Speed, The whales are comin', (3x)
    Early in the morning!

    Go to the market and buy some apples, (3×)
    Early in the morning!

    Hang him from the yardarm til he dangles, (3×)
    Early in the morning!

    Scratch his back with a Cat o' Nine Tails, (3×)
    Early in the morning

    Have seen the captain's daughter? (2×)
    Early in the morning!
    Followed by:
    Have you smelled the captain's daughter? (1×)
    Early in the morning!

    Put him in the Head with his skivies on backwards, (3×)
    Early in the morning!

    Put him in the hull with an angry weasel, (3×)
    Early in the morning!

    Hoist him aboard with a running bowline, (3×)
    Early in the morning!

Ending

    That’s what we’ll do with a drunken sailor, (3×)
    Early in the morning!
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