Sailor Likes His Bottle-O, The

DESCRIPTION: Shanty. "So early in the morning the sailor likes his bottle-o! A bottle of rum, a bottle of gin, a bottle of old Jamaica Ho!" Verses carry on about all the things a sailor might love: women, tobacco, fighting, etc...
AUTHOR: unknown
KEYWORDS: shanty drink sailor
FOUND IN: Britain West Indies
REFERENCES (6 citations):
Colcord, p. 75, "Bottle O!" (1 text, 1 tune)
Hugill, pp. 55-57, "So Early in the Morning" (3 texts, 3 tunes) [AbEd, pp. 52-53]
Sharp-EFC, XLVI, p. 51, "The Sailor Loves His Bottle-O" (1 text, 1 tune)
Abrahams-WIShanties, p. 17, "De Neger Like de Bottley Oh" (1 fragment)
ADDITIONAL: Captain John Robinson, "Songs of the Chantey Man," a series published July-August 1917 in the periodical _The Bellman_ (Minneapolis, MN, 1906-1919). "Sailor Like the Bottle O!" is in Part 2, 7/21/1917.

Roud #314
The Sailor Loves
File: Hugi055

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