You favorite thing to do with a drunken sailor.

The classic “What do you do with a Drunken Sailor?” is a favorite in Irish pubs.

It’s often preformed with asking the audience to not only sing a long but to participate by coming up with a verse.

My favorite from Sunday night at Dan McGuiness, was

“Sit on his face and try to drown him” Earl-i in the morning.

What are some of the best lines you’ve heard for this song, or what are your suggestions if you were going to contribute?

Way Hey up she rises. :smiley:

I’m a traditionalist. My usual contribution is either “Put him in a long boat 'til he’s sober” or “Put him in bed with the Captain’s daughter.”

Earlie in the morning.

Put him in charge of an Exxon tanker.

Earlie in the morning.

I tend to put him in bed with the captain’s daughter, too.

I have been known to shave him on the belly with a rustie razor on occasion, too.

Shave his bollocks with a rusty razor, surely…

The guy I used to ride to school with, who was a physics major, always wanted to “Dissolve him in perchloric acid.” Don’t ask me why.

“Stick him in the bilge and make him drink it”

Hang him from a yard and watch him swinging?

Friends and kin stage an inter-vention

Shave his balls with a rusty razor, just before putting him into bed with the captian’s daughter.

Thanks for the earworm, cosmosdan .:mad:

In elementary school, we came up with ‘throw him over board and then keelhaul him’. Bloodthirsty tykes, we were.

Earlie in the mornin’

I suspect that “belly” is the cleaned-up lyric.

About 20 years ago, there was a sitcom on ABC, Anything But Love, starring Richard Lewis and Jamie Lee Curtis. The opening bit of one episode featured this (paraphrased) conversation between the two of them:

Richard Lewis: “You know that old sea chanty, ‘What Do You Do With a Drunken Sailor’?”

Jamie Lee Curtis: “Yeah.”

RL: “There’s one line which never made sense to me. ‘Shave his belly with a rusty razor.’ What kind of a punishment is that?”

JLC: “Maybe ‘belly’ is a euphemism for something else.”

RL: (thinks for a moment) “Ohhhh, god.” :shudders:

You haven’t seen the Captain’s daughter!

Make him sing “The Drunken Sailor.”

Ear-ly in the morning.

Ouch!! and funny.

As an Aubrey/Maturin fan, my contribution once was

“Prepare the turpentine enemata”

You can do that if you want, I’m not putting my hands anywhere near those. Do you know when he’s last had a bath?

Neither does he.

Aye - But I’ve seen the Captain after someone’s put a drunken sailor in bed with his daughter.

Write on his face with a magic marker
Aerlee in the marnin’

Ah yes, the nightmare song for ESL teachers.
Thanks to that stupid song, students around the world use:
Drink, Drank, Drunken
Next to 100 Bottles Of Beer On The Wall, the Drunken Sailor song is easily one that should never be sung (sungen?) again.

Unless you’re one of the drunken, or preforming for them, which is when it’s usually done. :wink:

Capitol Steps: “Oily in the morning.”