A Sailor Went to Sea

April 9, 2008 at 12:26 pm Leave a comment

The way my kids taught this one to me, all verses following the first include a new action (even though the words themselves don’t make much sense).  The action for the first verse is simply to stand with your hand over your eyes, as if shielding them from the sun as you look out to sea.  At the end of each verse, you must repeat and perform (in reverse order) the list of actions of each verse already sung.

There are probably more verses/actions that I don’t remember, but this should be a good start…

A sailor went to sea, sea, sea,
To see what he could see, see, see.
But all that he could see, see, see
Was the bottom of the deep blue sea, sea, sea.

A sailor went to stomp, stomp, stomp,
To see what he could stomp, stomp, stomp.
But all that he could stomp, stomp, stomp
Was the bottom of the deep blue stomp, stomp, stomp.
       Sea, sea, sea.

A sailor went to clap, clap, clap,
To see what he could clap, clap, clap.
But all that he could clap, clap, clap
Was the bottom of the deep blue clap, clap, clap.
       Stomp, stomp, stomp.
       Sea, sea, sea.

A sailor went to snap, snap, snap,
To see what he could snap, snap, snap.
But all that he could snap, snap, snap
Was the bottom of the deep blue snap, snap, snap.
       Clap, clap, clap.
       Stomp, stomp, stomp.
       Sea, sea, sea.

A sailor went to jump, jump, jump,
To see what he could jump, jump, jump.
But all that he could jump, jump, jump
Was the bottom of the deep blue jump, jump, jump.
       Snap, snap, snap.
       Clap, clap, clap.
       Stomp, stomp, stomp.
       Sea, sea, sea.

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