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Drunken Sailors

January 30, 2011

My dad and James have a wonderful relationship based entirely on calling one another a drunken sailor. When James wakes up in the morning, one of the first things he says is:  “I will go upstairs and maybe Dado will call me a drunken sailor?”

My dad taught him the song and James has embraced it with all his heart. He’s got the whole thing memorized except for the third verse (Put him in the long boat till he’s sober) which sounds more like “Put him in the laundry till tomorrow.” At the dinner table he organizes a Drunken Sailor sing along and if you don’t participate, he will yell at you.

The other night I heard him singing it in his sleep.  We all sing it in our sleep now.

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  1. Theresa permalink
    January 30, 2011 9:52 pm

    I think it is cute James calls your dad Dado. Isaiah and Clare used to call my dad Grandpa-Dad. Sends a bit of a mixed message to outsiders, don’t you think? ha ha.

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