… for the youngest section in Sea Scout Groups.

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Sons of the sea, bobbin’ up and down like this.
Over the ocean, bobbin’ up and down like this.
You can build a ship, my friend, bobbin’ up and down like this.
But you can’t beat the boys of the bulldog breed, bobbin’ up and down like this.

Sons of the sea, hitchin’ up your pants and bobbin’ up and down like this.
Over the ocean, hitchin’ up your pants and bobbin’ up and down like this.
You can build a ship, my friend, hitchin’ up your pants and bobbin’ up and down like this.
But you can’t beat the boys of the bulldog breed, hitchin’ up your pants and bobbin’ up and down like this.

Sons of the sea, climbin’ up the ropes and hitchin’ up your pants and bobbin’ up and down like this.
Over the ocean, climbin’ up the ropes and hitchin’ up your pants and bobbin’ up and down like this.
You can build a ship, my friend, climbin’ up the ropes and hitchin’ up your pants and bobbin’ up and down like this.
But you can’t beat the boys of the bulldog breed, climbin’ up the ropes and hitchin’ up your pants and
Climbin’ up the ropes and hitchin’ up your pants and
Climbin’ up the ropes and hitchin’ up your pants and bobbin’ up and down like this!

Swabbing the deck and …

Rowing the boats and …

Hoisting up the sails and …

Closing up the portholes and…

Hailing the captain and…

So the last verse would be sung:
HAILING the Captain and CLOSING up the portholes and HOISTING up the sails and ROWING the boats and SWABBING the decks and CLIMBING up the ropes and HITCHING up your pants and BOBBING up and down like this!

Actions
Bob, row, hitch up your pants as appropriate:-)


Oh, Jackie is a sailor bold,
On a great big ship and a very fine ship,
Oh, Jackie is a sailor bold,
And he spends his life at sea.

Oh, Jackie is a sailor bold,
And he spends his life at sea.

He scrubs the deck to make it clean,
On a great big ship and a very fine ship,
He scrubs the deck to make it clean,
And he spends his life at sea.

Oh, Jackie is a sailor bold,
And he spends his life at sea.

He turns the wheel to keep the course,
On a great big ship and a very fine ship,
He turns the wheel to keep the course,
And he spends his life at sea.

Oh, Jackie is a sailor bold,
And he spends his life at sea.

He pumps out water when it leaks,
On a great big ship and a very fine ship,
He pumps out water when it leaks,
And he spends his life at sea.

Oh, Jackie is a sailor bold,
And he spends his life at sea.

He rows to the shore when the ships in port,
On a great big ship and a very fine ship,
He rows to the shore when the ships in port,
And he spends his life at sea.

Oh, Jackie is a sailor bold,
And he spends his life at sea.


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!


Baby beluga in the deep blue sea
Swim so wild and you swim so free
Heaven above and the sea below
Just a little white whale on the go

Baby beluga, oh baby beluga,
Is the water warm? Is your mama home
With you, so happy
Way down yonder where the dolphins play
Where they dive and splash all day
The waves roll in and the waves roll out
See the water squirting out of your spout

Baby beluga, oh baby beluga,
Sing your little song, sing for all your friends,
We like to hear you
When it’s dark and you’re home and fed
Curling up snug in your waterbed
Stars are shining and the moon is bright
Good night, little whale, goodnight

Baby beluga, baby beluga, with tomorrow’s sun
Another day has come, you’ll soon be waking
Baby beluga, baby beluga, is the water warm?
Is your mother home with you, so happy

Actions:
Hands together, make the shape of a small whale jumping over the waves.


Baby shark,
Doot-doo, doot-doo-doo-doo
Baby shark,
Doot-doo, doot-doo-doo-doo
Baby shark,
Doot-doo, doot-doo-doo-doo
Baby Shark!

Mommy Shark…
Daddy shark…
Grandma shark…
Going swimming…
See a shark…
Swimming fast…
Safe at last…
Bye-bye shark…


Barges, I would like to go with you
I would like to sail the ocean blue
Barges, have you treasure in your hold?
Do you fight with pirates brave and bold?

Out of my window looking in the night
I can see the barges’ flickering light
Silently flows the river to the sea
And the barges, too, go silently

Barges, I would like to go with you
I would like to sail the ocean blue
Barges, have you treasure in your hold?
Do you fight with pirates brave and bold?

Out of my window looking in the night
I can see the barges’ flickering light
Starboard shines green and port is glowing red
I can see them signaling far ahead

Barges, I would like to go with you
I would like to sail the ocean blue
Barges, have you treasure in your hold?
Do you fight with pirates brave and bold?

Away from my window looking in the night
I will watch till they are out of sight
Carrying their cargoes far across the sea
How I wish that some day they’d take me

Barges, I would like to go with you
I would like to sail the ocean blue
Barges, have you treasure in your hold?
Do you fight with pirates brave and bold?

How my heart wants to fly away with you
As I watch you sail the ocean blue
But I must stay beside my window clear
As I watch you sail away from here

Barges, I would like to go with you
I would like to sail the ocean blue
Barges, have you treasure in your hold?
Do you fight with pirates brave and bold?


Come all ya young fellers that follow the sea
With a yo-ho, blow the man down
Now just pay attention and listen to me
Give me some time to blow the man down

Aboard the Black Baller I first served my time
With a yo-ho, blow the man down
But on the Black Baller I wasted my time
Give me some time to blow the man down

We’d tinker and tailors and sailors and all
With a yo-ho, blow the man down
That sailed for good seamen aboard the
Black Ball Give me some time to blow the man down

‘Tis larboard and starboard, on deck you will crawl
With a yo-ho, blow the man down
When kicking Jack Williams commands the Black Ball
Give me some time to blow the man down

Now when the Black Baller’s preparin’ for sea
With a yo-ho, blow the man down
You’d bust your sides laughin’ at sights that you see
Give me some time to blow the man down

But when the Black Baller is clear of the land
With a yo-ho, blow the man down
Old kicking Jack Williams gives ev’ry command
Give me some time to blow the man down