What Do You Do With A Drunken Sailor? – Easy Guitar Lesson

What Do You Do With A Drunken Sailor?  - Easy Guitar Lesson

What Do You Do With A Drunken Sailor? This is a sea song or shanty from the British Isles. You can hear this song in the cartoon Sponge Bob Square Pants, it’s the theme for Mr Krabs. It can also be found in Muppet Treasure Island, and The Truman Show.

Tab sheet – https://s3-us-west-2.amazonaws.com/guitar-tabs/what-do-you-do.pdf
Leadsheet – https://s3-us-west-2.amazonaws.com/guitar-leadsheets/what-do-you-do-with-a-drunken-sailor.pdf

This song is synonymous with the sea, tall ships, and sailors.

1:41 Melody with tab
2:55 shifts in the song
3:48 playing the song with only one finger
4:21 legato playing
5:40 chords
7:08 fingerpicking
7:25 simple strumming
7:40 alternate bass while strumming

Enjoy this song!
Take care,
Hal Stead

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  1. I really need to know the strumming pattern

  2. I can't think of anything that hasn't already been said but it was a very clear, concise and helpful tutorial, thank you

  3. Sławomir Top10Wszystkiego

    you are awesome. ive learn this without tauching my guitar…. its awesome 🙂

  4. We sing it a little bit different

  5. Butter on a pop tart

    Thanks ver useful

  6. Really good stuff!

  7. Instantly subscribed. Amazing tutorial, and it even helped me manage my anxiety and depression. Kudos to you, sir, thanks for uploading, will definitely go back after mastering this one on.

  8. You are the best guitar instructor I’ve ever seen on this platform

  9. Smoked Pork Ribs

    What is the actual genre of this music? Sea shanties? doesn't seem like a genre. What country does this song originate from?

  10. Great lesson.well done.Start playing right now,cheers from Amsterdam.

  11. tvb

  12. WHhhhAT

    Say Chooool WHip

  13. Thank u !!

  14. Very nice!  Question about the rhythm strum. Yes, you did talk about
    the strum rhythm at 7:40, however that was without the capo and it sounds like
    a different strum version than the one you started with at the beginning with
    the capo. Yes?  Would you kindly give the strum pattern for that Thank you.

  15. Dwarven bard sailor, tomas seasong

  16. pls upload full version

  17. Its weigh hey but mkay

  18. Such a cute grandfather

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