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Froodo 07 Feb 01 - 03:48 PM
MMario 07 Feb 01 - 04:05 PM
Sorcha 07 Feb 01 - 04:05 PM
Pseudolus 07 Feb 01 - 04:12 PM
Froodo 07 Feb 01 - 04:41 PM
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MMario 07 Feb 01 - 04:50 PM
Froodo 07 Feb 01 - 04:55 PM
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Subject: Drunken Sailor...that not so old thread?
From: Froodo
Date: 07 Feb 01 - 03:48 PM

Is there really a song that goes "what do you do with a drunken sailor...give him the keys to a big oil tanker..." so on and so forth?

Just wonderin' since I read that the one day, I have a bunch of verses to ad to it...music like Woody's "blowin' down this old dusty road."

Anyhow question is does a song really exist that starts this way, or were you all just goofin' around that day?

I personally think there's plenty of funny stuff one can do with it...but it can almost get cheesy. I was interested in playing my take of it at an open mic, but I'm 'fraid that I'm missing something.

Please help, Casual Phantom Observer, Brian


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Subject: RE: Drunken Sailor...that not so old thread?
From: MMario
Date: 07 Feb 01 - 04:05 PM

yes - it really exists - and there are about umpty gaxzzillion and two verses for it - ranging from historically accurate (using colourful terms for actual punishments on old-time sailing ships) to graphically lewd, to political, to rude, to funny, to...

you name it.


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Subject: RE: Drunken Sailor...that not so old thread?
From: Sorcha
Date: 07 Feb 01 - 04:05 PM

It really is a song. Yes, that is the way folk songs get changed, added to, etc.


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Subject: RE: Drunken Sailor...that not so old thread?
From: Pseudolus
Date: 07 Feb 01 - 04:12 PM

Are you all sure it exists? Or is it like that thread? Sorry, couldn't resist. Ya know with all of the verses new and old, the only longer song that "Drunkin Sailor" might be "this is the song that never ends"!!!

Frank


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Subject: RE: Drunken Sailor...that not so old thread?
From: Froodo
Date: 07 Feb 01 - 04:41 PM

Nice, so how does the music go? Am I close with the "blowin' down the old dusty road" bit?


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Subject: RE: Drunken Sailor...that not so old thread?
From: Uncle_DaveO
Date: 07 Feb 01 - 04:49 PM

This, with Froodo's question, reminded me of a funny song we used to sing in college, "Arson, Rape, and Bloody Murder." I've posted it in another thread under that name.

No, Froodo, the Drunken Sailor has its own tune, nothing like "Blowing Down etc."

Dave Oesterreich


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Subject: RE: Drunken Sailor...that not so old thread?
From: MMario
Date: 07 Feb 01 - 04:50 PM

click for midi

be patient - they were "artistic" with the rendition.


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Subject: RE: Drunken Sailor...that not so old thread?
From: Froodo
Date: 07 Feb 01 - 04:55 PM

thanks MMario...


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Subject: RE: Drunken Sailor...that not so old thread?
From: Burke
Date: 07 Feb 01 - 04:59 PM

Froodo, I learned the song in Girl Scouts, but none of the really salacious verses. OTOH, I happily sang about being in bed with captain's daughter without a clue. I kind of doubt that many of the verses have actually been sung, they are just so easy to write.

Another one with many, many verses is That Old Time Religion.


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Subject: RE: Drunken Sailor...that not so old thread?
From: MMario
Date: 07 Feb 01 - 05:05 PM

when it comes to "drunken sailor" I have rarely seen a verse in print I haven't heard live. I'm sure there are some, but...

After a few rounds of "drunken sailor" our usual complain is we can't remember then new ones to write down!


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Subject: RE: Drunken Sailor...that not so old thread?
From: Burke
Date: 07 Feb 01 - 07:24 PM

I just hang out with the wrong people I guess. I haven't sung it in years.


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Subject: RE: Drunken Sailor...that not so old thread?
From: GUEST,menzze
Date: 07 Feb 01 - 09:01 PM

We played that song on our first gig ever with OAKTREE in 1981 and the crowd loved to sing along. It's a rather well known song in Germany though it's in English. Try to listen to COUNTRY JOE McDONALD. He used the chorus of this one for a song against killing the whales like they use to do nowadays. It starts with the words: when my grandpa was a boy he went down to the general store, saw a picturebook of a whale, roaring his fountain, splashing its tail.Then he got a sailors dream of sailing down to the salty sea.A union ship and a union crew trying to get us a whale or two...... I can't remember the rest of the words

ciao menzze


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