Drunken Sailor


"Drunken Sailor" by Irish Rovers is typically performed in the key of D major. It is a traditional sea shanty that originated in the early 19th century and was sung by sailors during their work aboard ships. The Irish Rovers, a Canadian Irish folk group, recorded a popular version of the song in 1966. Although the composer is unknown due to the song's traditional nature, it has been passed down through generations as part of maritime folklore. An interesting fact is that "Drunken Sailor" features a repetitive and rhythmic melody, making it ideal for coordinating the efforts of sailors as they performed various tasks onboard ships. The song's lively tempo and catchy chorus have made it a staple in folk music and a favorite among audiences at maritime-themed events.