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“The Drunken Sailor”

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A song of the sea. Some lines from it are:

What shall we do with the drunken sailor,
What shall we do with the drunken sailor,
Early in the morning?
Hooray and up she rises,
Early in the morning.
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“Was” is used for the indicative past tense of “to be,” and “were” is only used for the subjunctive past tense.
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