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What Shall We Do With The Drunken Trombone Quartet?

Composer
Sea Shanty Arranged by Keith Terrett
Arranger
Lyricist
Keith Terrett
Difficulty
Moderate (Grades 4-6)
Duration
2 minutes
Genre
Classical music
Instrumentation
Quartet
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An arrangement for Trombone Quartet of the popular Sea Shanty, ’What Shall We Do With a Drunken Sailor’.

Great chart for your next concert!

Drunken Sailor is a famous traditional sea shanty also known as What Shall We Do with a Drunken Sailor? It is now rarely called by its other name Sailor’s Holiday.

The theme of the song is quite self-explanatory. It begins with the question, "What shall we do with a drunken sailor, early in the morning?" (Or sometimes "What do you do," etc.) Each verse thereafter suggests a method of sobering-or castigating, or simply abusing–the sailor.

With this arrangement you can really ham it up, think Monzill Brass!

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