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What Should We Do With a Drunken Sailor?

Drunken Sailor Songs

A ‘shanty’ or ‘chanty’ is a song sung by sailors as they labor aboard open decks on ships at sea. The most famous shanty of all: “What Shall We Do with a/the Drunken Sailor?” Story goes that this song originated in the early 1800’s on trans-Atlantic voyages between Britain and America. This style of shanty is called a “runaway […]

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