Another one o’ them great ol’ Sunday School favorites. Drunken Sailor on a three string cigar box guitar. From the one-song album “Sailor’s Jes’ A Cowboy On A Boat”.

Traditional. Additional lyrics, RopeWalkerCountryStar 2021

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Comment by Rope Walker Country Star on June 11, 2021 at 10:25am
Yeah, ADEker, it’s an oldie... a seaman’s work song from at least as far back as early 1800’s. The tune is even older, an early Irish folk tune with Gaelic lyrics. Irish Rovers have prolly the best known version here, though like all folk songs, everbody has done el it. Even R. Walker!
Comment by A.D.EKER on June 11, 2021 at 9:57am

This is the guy who made this tune famous in my neck of the woods, he's dead now ,seen him perform it a couple times, back in the day ,he had his own saloon/bar in Antwerp /belgium, allway's thougt he was the writer of the tune , maybee you know differend,Rope? that sounded great specialy whit the flanger effect on the back beat! and cowboy's drink and sail so its more then logic that they yeap about it ,but i never heard it on Sunday school !!

Comment by Rope Walker Country Star on June 10, 2021 at 4:53pm
You got a way with word play, for sure UncleJohn! Your ‘worms’ however are entirely your own concern...
Comment by Uncle John on June 10, 2021 at 4:07pm

Curse you Rope Barron, I went for a bike ride and dog walk this morning and this song kept popping into my head.  I am a whistler, so maybe someone else heard me and caught the ear worm too.

Comment by Rope Walker Country Star on June 10, 2021 at 8:33am

Yeah, UncleJohn, that shave-belly part was always my kids’ favorite of the old-timey verses. I wrote a bunch a odd ones but just kept the “old whore” ones here, as they sounded like they might be of a piece with them old 1800s stanzas. Thanks Uncle!

Comment by Rope Walker Country Star on June 10, 2021 at 8:29am

Thanks PoornessStudios and DougThorsvik! I’m not much on pyro-teknik guitar fingering’ but, like you, Doug, I can figure me some chords, settle into a groove and make myself comfortable.

Comment by Uncle John on June 10, 2021 at 7:51am

Wow!   Fantastic singing an ambience.   Aw-Thentic as heck.   Great old folk song.  We learned and sang this in grade school- well not some of the verses you did.  Shave his belly with a rust razor?!?!?Probably not considered grade school appropriate now! 

Comment by Doug Thorsvik on June 9, 2021 at 10:39pm

Another consummate performance Rope! You are an Entertainer! Sounds like you attended a very interesting Sunday School class; I suppose you brought the color.

Comment by Poorness Studios on June 9, 2021 at 9:34pm

Nice performance Rope.

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