Shave his belly with a rusty razor. What shall we do with a drunken sailor, $7.99. "Truthful James". Ho! Dickens, Charles ed. In many versions, the complaints which the compound had cured were highly ribald in nature. Put him in the long-boat and make him bail her. Pere Ubu's 1978 song "Caligari's Mirror" is a post-punk reworking of "Drunken Sailor."[25]. God Rest Ye Merry Gentlemen. [three times] Scrape the hair off his chest with a hoop-iron razor. Irish American News – “The single, Whores And Hounds brings back the rough and tumble feel of a town brimming with pubs and roving sailors. Songs about drinking and fighting. Put/chuck him in the long boat 'til he's sober. What goes through a sailor’s mind as he heads to a new port? Years May Come, Years May Go The Irish Rovers (CD 1993) NEW & SEALED FAST SHIP! Pull out the plug and wet him all over. It is believed to originate in the early 19th century or before, during a period when ships' crews, especially those of military vessels, were large enough to permit hauling a rope whilst simply marching along the deck. [10][5] It is a modernisation of an older folk song titled "The Ballad of Lydia Pinkham". The Irish Rovers were one of the more popular folk-based singing groups to come out of Ireland in the mid-'60s, although they had to do it by way of Canada. The release from the Rovers' Tales to Warm Your Mind Decca LP became a second-favourite behind "The Unicorn". This style of shanty, called a "runaway chorus" by Masefield, and as a "stamp and go" or "walk away" shanty by others, was said to be used for tacking and which was sung in "quick time". Richard Maitland, an American sailor of the 1870s, sang it for song collector Alan Lomax in 1939, when he explained, Now this is a song that's usually sang when men are walking away with the slack of a rope, generally when the iron ships are scrubbing their bottom. The release from the Rovers' Tales to Warm Your Mind Decca LP became a second-favourite behind "The Unicorn". Parody verses: What shall we do with a drunken sailor, Give 'im a taste of the bosun's rope-end. Lock him in a room with disco music (Schooner Fare – Finnegan's Wake), The word "early" is often pronounced as /ˈɜːrlaɪ/ URL-eye in modern performances. [23] As a response, the band released the 2012 album, "Drunken Sailor" including the title track and a prequel that tells the earlier life of the 'Drunken Sailor', called "Whores and Hounds".[24]. Additional verses: [1][2], Backing vocalists on the recording included Graham Nash (of The Hollies), Elton John (then Reg Dwight), and Tim Rice;[1] while Jack Bruce (of Cream) played the bass guitar. When John Masefield next published the lyrics in 1906, he called it a "bastard variety" of shanty which was "seldom used"[10]—an assertion supported by the lack of many earlier references. In fact, they released an entire album of nothing but drinking songs. The Very Best Irish Songs & Ballads - Volume 4: Words, Music & Guitar Chords Hal Leonard Corp. 4.4 out of 5 stars 15. Pound, Louise. Tie him to the mast and then you flog him. What goes through a sailor’s mind as he heads to a new port? Put/lock him in the guard room 'til he gets sober. The verses in this version all result in the subject whaler's death, such as "feed him to the hungry rats for dinner" (a reference to the rat plague that was a major plot point in the title). The song was certainly in existence by the time of the First World War. In some styles of performance, each successive verse suggests a method of sobering or punishing the drunken sailor. The air of the song, in the Dorian mode and in duple march rhythm, has been compared to the style of a bagpipe melody. All songs, Red Maddie Music / Socan. Irish drinking song - Bugger off. All of the members of the band were actually born in Ireland although they have represented Canada in numerous world expos. [3], The lyrics include a number of in-jokes. "Two Dinner Failures". Christmas Caroling. As such, R. R. Terry's very popular shanty collection, which had begun to serve as a resource for renditions of shanties on commercial recordings in the 1920s, was evidently used by the Robert Shaw Chorale for their 1961 rendition. 1 in the UK Singles Chart for the four weeks encompassing the Christmas holidays that year. Neither the field recordings of Richard Maitland by Alan Lomax (1939) nor those of several veteran sailors in Britain by James Madison Carpenter in the 1920s use this pronunciation. [5] The verses in Masefield's version asked what to do with a "drunken sailor", followed by a response, then followed by a question about a "drunken soldier", with an appropriate response. And the papers publish her face? 4. The Irish Rovers were one of the more popular folk-based singing groups to come out of Ireland in the mid-'60s, although they had to do it by way of Canada. $0.99 on iTunes 2. [4] The authorship and origin of "Drunken Sailor" are unknown. The Irish Rovers. Soak him in oil till he sprouts a flipper. It has been performed and recorded by many musical artists and appeared in many popular media. ’sé do ḃeaṫa a ḃaile (modern script: Ó ro! The Rovers tell you in this drinking song for the new millennium. [14] This would be in contradistinction to the much more typical "halyards shanties", which were for heavier work with an entirely different sort of pacing and formal structure. "Drunken Sailor" is a sea shanty, also known as "What Shall We Do with a/the Drunken Sailor?". The lyrics celebrate the "medicinal compound" invented by Lily the Pink, and humorously chronicle the "efficacious" cures it has brought about, such as inducing morbid obesity to cure a weak appetite, or bringing about a sex change as a remedy for freckles. Put him in the bilge and make him drink it. “The Irish Rover” by Ronnie Drew. The song has since been adopted by the folk community. Paperback. In other styles, further questions are asked and answered about different people. F. W. Harvey records it being sung in officers' prisoner-of-war camps in Germany, and ascribes it to Canadian prisoners. "Drunken Sailor" was revived as a popular song among non-sailors in the 20th century, and grew to become one of the best-known songs of the shanty repertoire among mainstream audiences. [5] 3:30. Songs List. Eckstorm, Fannie Hardy and Mary Winslow Smyth. The Rovers tell you in this drinking song for the new millennium. Put him in bed with the captain's daughter. "What Do You Do With a Drunken Sailor? Early in the morning [3], At the 2019 Brecon and Radnorshire by-election, the Official Monster Raving Loony Party candidate, Berni Benton, stood under the name "Lady Lily the Pink". 1. [13] The song was inspired by Lydia E. Pinkham's Vegetable Compound, a well-known herbal-alcoholic patent medicine for women. Formed in 1963 and named after the traditional song " The Irish Rover " they are best known for their international television series, contributing to the popularisation of Irish Music in North America, and for the songs " The Unicorn ", " Drunken Sailor ", "Wasn't That a Party", " The Orange and the Green ", " Whiskey on a Sunday ", " Lily the Pink " and " The Black Velvet Band ". View Irish Rovers song lyrics by popularity along with songs featured in, albums, videos and song meanings. Give 'im a dose of salt and water. The song also features prominently in the end credits. "Seven Drunken Nights" is a humorous Irish folk song most famously performed by The Dubliners. Years may come years may go provided Herman's Hermits with a major UK hit in 1970. Refrain: 3. Put him in the scuppers with a hosepipe on him. (Or "make him captain of") [5] Bask in the tale of a glorious ship that sees its last day before the … And her love for the human race? More recently, the song has been speeded up and turned into a pub song by the likes of Liam Clancy and the Irish Rovers. This lyric appears to have been circulated among folk song singers after, Charles S. Doskow. In Ringo Starr's famous rendition of You're Sixteen, Starr is heard singing the chorus of the song in the fade at the end.[27][28]. e.g. Good Luck to the Barleymow. Watch. [14] According to Harvey, the words of the first verse ran: Have you heard of Lydia Pinkum, [11] The lyrics given by Whall are essentially the same as those from Masefield: about a "drunken sailor", then a "drunken soldier". In 1969, a Danish version ("Lille Fru Flink", "Little Mrs Friendly") was recorded by Grethe Sønck. The Unicorn. A Prospect". What'll we do with a Limejuice skipper? What shall we do with a drunken sailor? Several of their recordings of the song, sometimes under the name "Weigh Hey and up She Rises" have "gone viral" on YouTube. The Irish Rovers. Ho! Give 'im a hair of the dog that bit him. "Camp. It has been performed live by the Brobdingnagian Bards and other Celtic-style folk and folk artists. [1][2] The tune appears as number 1425 in George Petrie's The Complete Collection of Irish Music (1855) under the title Ó ro! I remember from many years ago the song Drunken Sailor and when I heard it again, it brought me back. ’sé do bheatha a bhaile) and is marked “Ancient clan march.” It can also be found at number 983 (also marked “Ancient Clan March”) and as a fragment at number 1056, titled Welcome home Prince Charley. Popular The Irish Rovers songs. The first published description of the shanty is found in an account of an 1839 whaling voyage out of New London, Connecticut to the Pacific Ocean. Make him sing in an Irish Rock band (Sevon Rings) The Irish Rovers - The Best Of The Irish Rovers - Amazon.com Music ... Lily the Pink, a brilliant drinking song, is a cover of the Scaffold's number one UK hit. A version of the song was the unofficial regimental song of the Royal Tank Corps during World War II. [30] Chorus:
We'll drink a drink a drink
To Lily the pink the pink the pink
The savior of the human race. Welcome to the Irish Rovers Throughout the years, these international ambassadors of Irish music have maintained their timeless ability to deliver a rollicking, rousing performance of good cheer – one that will soon have you singing and clapping along. The Irish Rovers are a Canadian folk band who are famous for their rousing renditions of Irish drinking songs. Later, on his popular recording of 1956, Burl Ives also pronounced URL-eye. Tie him to the taffrail when she's yardarm under[15] "Folk-song of Nebraska and the Central West: A Syllabus". The Irish Rovers Lyrics - by Popularity. THE IRISH ROVERS - COLLECTION NEW CD. Early in the morning? [16][17] Elsewhere in England, by the 1910s, men had begun to sing it regularly at gatherings of the Savage Club of London. [18] In 1906, Percy Grainger recorded Charles Rosher of London, England, singing "What shall we do with a drunken sailor", and the recording is available online via the British Library Sound Archive.[19]. 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Drunken Sailor. THE WILD IRISH ROVERS - Irish Drinking Songs CD. [32] As teenagers, founders George Millar (guitar, vocals, banjo) and Jimmy Ferguson (vocals) were former residents of Northern Ireland, living in Toronto, when they started singing together in 1963, originally for cigarette and beer money. Check out Irish Drinking Songs by Royal Bliss, Fiddler'S Green, The Irish Rovers, The Wolfe Tones, Blaggards, The Dubliners, The Tossers, The Gobshites, Thin Lizzy, Dublin City Ramblers, Black 47, The Pogues, Dropkick Murphys, Liam Clancy, The Chieftains, Hair Of The Dog, Flogging Molly, The High Kings, The Clancy Brothers, The Rumjacks on Amazon Music. Find album reviews, stream songs, credits and award information for Irish Rovers' Greatest Hits - The Irish Rovers on AllMusic - 1981 - The record to start with to get to know The Irish… The Irish Rovers. Keel haul him till he's sober. We have 2 albums and 40 song lyrics in our database. The film Fisherman's Friends (2019, Chris Foggin), based on a true story, features a Cornish group of fishermen who sing the song en route to hitting the pop charts and touring to this day. After an iron ship has been twelve months at sea, there's a quite a lot of barnacles and grass grows onto her bottom. [34] [9] However, the title did not appear in any of the other major shanty collections or articles of the 19th century. The song has been widely recorded under a number of titles by a range of performers including being a background song on Nickelodeon TV series Black Lagoon, Spongebob Squarepants, King's Singers, Pete Seeger, The Blaggards, U.K. Subs, and most notably The Irish Rovers. All songs, Red Maddie Music / Socan. For example, the line "Mr Frears had sticky out ears" refers to film director Stephen Frears, who had worked with The Scaffold early in their career; while the line "Jennifer Eccles had terrible freckles" refers to the song "Jennifer Eccles" by The Hollies, the band Graham Nash was about to leave.[3]. T. and W. F. Arnold. 5 out of 5 stars Have you seen the Captain's Daughter? The song became popular on land in America as well. [15] Young Irish immigrants in Toronto A common parody reference to the 1989 Exxon Valdez oil spill. by The Friars. What shall we do with the drunken sailor?[8]. Despite these indications of the song's existence in the first half of the 19th century, references to it are rare. Bullen, Frank. And up she rises [three times, appears before each verse]. [5] LeperKhanz recorded a version of the song on the album Tiocfaidh Ár Lá (2005). Weigh heigh and up she rises (/Hoo-ray and up she rises) The British group Lord Rockingham's XI used the tune as the basis for their instrumental "Long John". [5] It rose to the Top 20 in both Canada and the United States in early 1969. Publications in the 19th and early 20th century, however, did not note this was the case. Another version of the song by Sean Dagher, Michiel Schrey, and Nils Brown appears in the 2013 action-adventure video game Assassin's Creed IV: Black Flag. The shanty was sung to accompany certain work tasks aboard sailing ships, especially those that required a bright walking pace. $8.95. And generally, in the calm latitudes, up in the horse latitudes in the North Atlantic Ocean, usually they rig up a purchase for to scrub the bottom. In 1968, an Italian version ("La sbornia", the bender) was made by the band I Gufi, describing the effects of drinking alcohol on several humorous, fictional characters. Subsequently, Stan Hugill, whose influential Shanties from the Seven Seas was published in 1961, stated in that work that the word was always pronounced /ˈɜːrleɪ/ URL-ay. 87.6K. In North America The Irish Rovers released the song a few months after The Scaffold's version. The tune was noted, along with these lyrics: Ho! [3] "Óró sé do bheatha abhaile" was often sung by the Irish Volunteers during the Easter Rising, but with different, non-sectarian lyrics composed by Pádraig Pearse. In Eckstorm and Smyth's collection Minstrelsy of Maine (published 1927), the editors note that one of their grandmothers, who sang the song, claimed to have heard it used during the task of tacking on the Penobscot River "probably [by the time of the editor's reportage] considerably over a hundred years ago".[7]. As teenagers, founders George Millar (guitar, vocals, banjo) and Jimmy Ferguson (vocals) were former residents of Northern Ireland, living in Toronto, when they started singing together in 1963, originally for cigarette and beer money. Ho! That version described humorously the devastating effects of a so-called panacée (universal medicine). She polled 334 votes (1.05% of those cast), placing her in 5th place out of 6. Another author to ascribe a function, Richard Runciman Terry, also said it could be used for "hand over hand" hauling. The U.S. American folk (or drinking) song on which "Lily the Pink" is based is generally known as "Lydia Pinkham" or "The Ballad of Lydia Pinkham". Beat 'im o'r wi' a cat-o-nine-tails. [33] With the advent of merchant packet and clipper ships and their smaller crews, which required different working methods, use of the shanty appears to have declined or shifted to other, minor tasks. An also notable cover was performed in 1966 by the Belgian skiffle-singer Ferre Grignard. Moreover, the song had largely gone out of use as a "walk away" shanty when the size of ships' crews was reduced and it was no longer possible to use that working method. [citation needed], Chorus: Hoorah! Put him in the back of a paddy wagon (Great Big Sea) Johnny I Hardly Knew Ye. [5] The song's accordion version is used in the Nickelodeon TV series, SpongeBob SquarePants, often in scenes involving the Krusty Krab. 1 in the UK Singles Chart. [5] Free shipping. 1902. [20] More evidence of lands-folk's increasing familiarity with "Drunken Sailor" comes in the recording of a "Drunken Sailor Medley" (c. 1923) by U.S. Old Time fiddler John Baltzell. Early in the morning. [15], "Drunken Sailor" began its life as a popular song on land at least as early as the 1900s, by which time it had been adopted as repertoire for glee singing at Eton College. 322 in the Roud Folk Song Index. Read more. The glut of writings on sailors' songs and published collections that came starting in the 1920s supported a revival of interest in shanty-singing for entertainment purposes on land. [11] Later sailors' recollections, however, attested that the song continued to be used as a shanty, but for other purposes. [31] In the ballad, the hod-carrier Tim Finnegan, born "with a love for the liquor ", falls from a ladder, breaks his skull, and is thought to be dead. Comment Report abuse. During the Prohibition era (1920–33) in the United States, the medicine (like other similar patent medicines) had a particular appeal as a readily available 40-proof alcoholic drink, and it is likely that this aided the popularity of the song. What shall we do with the Queen o' Sheba? Hit him on the head with a drunken soldier Watch. The arrangement was first recorded by The Idlers, and has been performed by several collegiate groups over the years, including the Yale Alley Cats. Irish American News – “The single, Whores And Hounds brings back the rough and tumble feel of a town brimming with pubs and roving sailors. It's a song about having a drink and feeling good amongst friends. 1915. One person found this helpful. See more ideas about Irish drinking songs, Irish, Irish music. [21] The Norman Luboff Choir recorded the song in 1959 with the uncharacteristic phrasing, "What'll we do...?"[22]. What more could you ask for! Find album reviews, stream songs, credits and award information for Irish Drinking Songs - The Wild Irish Rovers on AllMusic - 2001 1855. In 1952, Johnny Standley recorded "Grandma's Lye Soap", a song about soap with similarly bizarre ways of curing maladies. The song has since been adopted by the folk community. It also forms part of a contrapuntal section in the BBC Radio 4 UK Theme by Fritz Spiegl, in which it is played alongside Greensleeves. Terry was one of few writers, however, to also state the shanty was used for heaving the windlass or capstan. [29] A catalogue of "folk-songs" from the Midwest included it in 1915, where it was said to be sung while dancing "a sort of reel". 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The Friars BCE 07 - Another Irish Drinking Song. Ho! Black Velvet Band. The Scaffold's record, released in November 1968, became No. For over 50 years The Irish Rovers have played the song as their usual show-closer. Dec 18, 2015 - Explore Sandra Looney's board "Irish Drinking Songs", followed by 211 people on Pinterest. Significantly, he stated that these were the only lyrics, as evidently the task did not take long to complete. How she sells (she sells, she sells) her wonderful compound, Although the song's lyrics vary, they usually contain some variant of the question, "What shall we do with a drunken sailor, early in the morning?" Bonnets of Bonnie Dundee. The song has been widely recorded under a number of titles by a range of performers including being a background song on Nickelodeon TV series Black Lagoon, Spongebob Squarepants, King's Singers, Pete Seeger, The Blaggards, U.K. Subs, and most notably The Irish Rovers. [13], Another American sailor of the 1870s, Frederick Pease Harlow, wrote in his shanty collection that "Drunken Sailor" could be used when hauling a halyard in "hand over hand" fashion to hoist the lighter sails. Free shipping. Early in the morning. $0.99 on iTunes 3.
Most efficacious in every case. 6. www.theirishroversmusic.comPlease visit the above website for more! Williams, James H. "The Sailors' 'Chanties. Did she mention my name is a cover of a Gordon Lightfoot song. Don Janse produced an arrangement in the early 1960s which has been included in several choral music anthologies. Find album reviews, stream songs, credits and award information for Songs of Christmas - The Irish Rovers on AllMusic - 2000 Australian composer Percy Grainger incorporated the song into his piece "Scotch Strathspey And Reel" (1924). The song was successfully adapted into French (as "Le sirop typhon") by Richard Anthony in 1969. Early in the morning. 1914. It is a variation of the Scottish folk song "Our Goodman" (Child 274, Roud 114).It tells the story of a gullible drunkard returning night after night to see new evidence of his wife's lover, only to be taken in by increasingly implausible explanations. I absolutely love this album,"Drunken Sailor" and the title song. Heave him by the leg in a runnin' bowline. Put him at the wheel of an Exxon tanker. Malcolm Arnold used its melody in his Three Shanties for Woodwind Quintet, Op. It rose to the Top 20 in both Canada and the United States in early 1969. The Irish Rovers is a Canadian Irish folk group created in 1963 and named after the traditional song "The Irish Rover." The Russian band "Aquarium" has a song called "What should we do with a drunken sailor?". Early in the morning. In North America The Irish Rovers released the song a few months after The Scaffold's version. What shall we do with the Virgin Mary? Helpful. Put him in the guardroom till he gets sober. "Lily the Pink" is a 1968 song released by the UK comedy group The Scaffold, which reached No. The song is No. However, opera singer Leonard Warren recorded the song in July 1947[35] and pronounced URL-eye. References the 1991 Tailhook scandal. Whiskey causes both Finnegan's fall and his resurrection— whiskey is derived from the Irish phrase uisce beatha ( … Supposed to relieve menstrual and menopausal pains, the compound was mass-marketed in the United States from 1876 onwards. Evidently the tune's shared affinities with Anglo-Irish-American dance tunes helped it to become readapted as such, as Baltzell included it among a set of reels. It has the Roud number 8368. Ho! [5]
She invented medicinal compounds. 1927. The mourners at his wake become rowdy, and spill whiskey over Finnegan's corpse, causing him to come back to life and join in the celebrations. Put him in the long-boat and make him bail her. They include a reference in a work of fiction from 1855 in which a drunken female cook is portrayed singing, Hee roar, up she rouses, The melody was also utilized by NFL Films composer Sam Spence for his track "Up as She Rises."[26]. What shall we do with a drunken soldier? This version is called "The Drunken Whaler" however, tying into the video game's fictional world; where whaling is a prominent and important industry. [5] It was used as an example of a song that was "performed with very good effect when there is a long line of men hauling together". Shave his chin with a rusty razor. 2008. and up she rises. The Irish Rovers are fantastic and every song on the album is great. and up she rises, and up she rises. [5] Years May Come, Years May Go. 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