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A Sailor Went To Sea

A Sailor Went to Sea

The original song began as ‘My Father Went to Sea’ before becoming more widely known as ‘A Sailor Went to Sea’. After this opening line, it is common for children to sing ‘a sailor went to chop, chop, chop, chop’ and ‘knee, knee, knee, knee’ before ending with ‘sea, chop, knee’. However, children frequently offer their own substitutions, using the song to explore different lyrical combinations and rhymes.

“A sailor went to sea” Lyrics

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 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.

Note: Children’s can also learn the names of some very cool sea creatures. Like a seahorse, a jellyfish, a turtle, an octopus, a baby shark, and a blue whale. Different combination can be used as…

A seahorse!
A sailor went to sea sea sea
to see what he could see see see.
But all that he could see see see
was a
seahorse swimming in the sea sea sea.

A jellyfish!
A sailor went to sea sea sea
to see what he could see see see.
But all that he could see see see
was a
jellyfish swimming in the sea sea sea.