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Lyr Req: You're standin' on me foot captain!

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Subject: Lyr Req: You're standin' on me foot Captain!
From: The Fooles Troupe
Date: 21 May 07 - 07:21 AM

You're standin' on me foot Captain!

is about the only line I remember.. 60s probably... a 'novelty' song.

Seem to remember something about Captain Bligh... ??!!

... and the tune too, if possible


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: You're standin' on me foot captain!
From: The Fooles Troupe
Date: 21 May 07 - 07:44 AM

It might have been the 50s... 1950s...


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: You're standin' on me foot captain!
From: The Fooles Troupe
Date: 21 May 07 - 07:58 PM

I'm not dreaming...


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: You're standin' on me foot captain!
From: The Fooles Troupe
Date: 29 Aug 10 - 08:43 PM

Refresh ... sigh ...

no internet searches that I can format return anything of use ... :-)


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: You're standin' on me foot captain!
From: Charley Noble
Date: 30 Aug 10 - 04:52 PM

Not a clue on this one.

Charley Noble


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: You're standin' on me foot captain!
From: Don Firth
Date: 30 Aug 10 - 05:08 PM

Sounds like the punch line, or at least the key line, of a gag or routine (Stanley Holloway, as I recall) such as "Pick up the musket, Sam!"

Don Firth


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: You're standin' on me foot captain!
From: GUEST,Guest - Frank
Date: 30 Aug 10 - 10:59 PM

You are right about Bligh.
I remember the line from the 1935 film "Mutiny on the Bounty" with Charles Laughton playing Captain Bligh and Clark Gable playing Fletcher Christian. (Won Oscar for Best Picture.)
My memory recalls Bligh on the deck standing on a sailor's foot, with the sailor exclaiming "You're standin' on my foot Captain".
To which Bligh says, "Then cut off his foot Mr Christian."


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: You're standin' on me foot captain!
From: The Fooles Troupe
Date: 31 Aug 10 - 02:38 AM

Frank - I seem to remember that the song seemed to be similar to that idea - but it was a song I am sure I heard when young - would have to be 50-60s while I was living in a contry town I moved from in 1967.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: You're standin' on me foot captain!
From: GUEST
Date: 09 Aug 16 - 06:01 PM

There's mutiny on the bounty, and the captain wears a frown
they pulled out the plug where the hole belongs
and the ship is going down, down, down


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: You're standin' on me foot captain!
From: Mrrzy
Date: 10 Aug 16 - 09:37 AM

Any luck? Could it be a child's memory of one thing (the line from the movie) being filtered through other things that were also there (a lot of folk music) so although you firmly recall a song with that line, there never was one, really? That would bite, it sounds like a fun'n. Do you remember anything else about the circumstances under which you heard it, maybe relatives, who might help with the search? I would love to see the rest of the lyrics.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: You're standin' on me foot captain!
From: GUEST
Date: 26 Dec 17 - 08:42 AM

I remember the song pretty well. It was in the hit parades about 1953. I don't know who sang it but I've been trying to find it for years.   This person (with a very English accent), keeps complaining that the captain is standing on his foot, and the captain finally says: "Cut off his foot, Mister Christian."   In the background the chorus keeps singing: "...and the ship is going down, down, down, down...and the ship is going down."
If you find out any more, I'm on ruglen@tpg.com.au    Regards, John. South Australia. 26.12.2017.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: You're standin' on me foot captain!
From: GUEST,.gargoyle
Date: 27 Dec 17 - 08:58 PM

This is a good source for Hit-Parade.

www.headington.org.uk/adverts/odd_songs/index.html

Sincerely,
Gargoyle

I browsed for an amusing hour...but no sign of Bounty anywhere


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