We listen to our current folksong about once each day generally. My youngest son requested Drunken Sailor and he pumps it out on the piano with his little sister keeping time on the drums, sort of.
The chords are very simple if you have a piano or guitar – see here /text/lyrics/drunken_sailor_crd.txt and the song is so simple you\’ll probably only need to listen to it for a short time.
By the way, the reference to the \’Captain\’s daughter\’ in one of the verses is refering to the cat o\’ nine tails. If you want to skip that part it comes in at 1 min 25 seconds which is just over half way through the song so you\’ll still get a few verses which will be well and truly enough to get a feel for this rollicking version.
Have a look at http://www.oedilf.com/db/Lim.php?Word=cat-o-nine-tails