Long Lost Sea Shanty

17 Nov

(TO BE SUNG LIKE A DRUNKEN SAILOR:)

WE DON OUR SLICKERS AND HEAD TO THE OCEAN

WE JUMP IN OUR BOATS, IGNORING THE MOTION

THE SMELL OF WET RUBBER IS WHAT WE LIVE FOR

PLUS A MESS OF SARDINES AT A QUARTER-TO-FOUR!

(CHORUS)

OHHHH, SARDINES, SARDINES – WE LOVE THEM SARDINES!

AND IF YA DON’T LIKE IT, GO TELL THE MARINES!

FIND ‘EM, CATCH ‘EM, GIVE ‘EM THE SHEENS!

AND PACK ‘EM IN OIL, EXPRESSED FROM SOY BEANS!

(SECOND VERSE)

WOMEN DON’T DATE US ‘CAUSE WE REAK OF FISH!

AND A FISH-MONGER’S WIFE IS NOBODY’S WISH!

WE’D BE FAR BETTER OFF WITH THE LIFE OF A ‘LUBBER!

IF WE WASN’T SO HOOKED ON THE SWEET-SMELLIN’ RUBBER!

(REPEAT CHORUS)

(VERSE THE THIRD)

EV’RY FISH-HEAD YEARNS FOR HIS FAVORITE SPOT

BUT WHEN IT’S HIS TIME, HE’LL GO WHERE IT’S HOT!

AS LONG AS YOU SAY HE WAS A GOOD SARDINE-MAN

AND PACK HIM WITH HIS MATES IN A LITTLE TIN CAN.

(REPEAT CHORUS)

(SING AS MANY OF THE 203 VERSES AS DESIRED)

(IMBIBING OF SOY BEAN SALAD OIL IS OPTIONAL, BUT RECOMMENDED)


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