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Uke Tune Req: Silly Eileen (4) ADD: Silly Eileen 20 Jul 04


At Joe Offer's request, here's another unknown lyric from the anonymous songbook I mentioned here which is from the 50s (I think).

Haven't had much luck finding a tune for "The Bartender's Song", but maybe someone out there remembers a tune (or more lyrics) for this:


Silly Eileen

Up in the Aleutians, miles from anywhere,
Sitting in his tent, brushing ice-cubes from his hair,
Dreaming of her most exotic kiss,
With frozen hand, he writes her this:

(Chorus)
I promise I'll be true, My own Silly Eileen,
Cause girls are so darn few up here, My own Silly Eileen.

Down among the Marshall's, sweating 'neath the palms,
Hardly resisting a mosquito's loving arms,
And missing the things we're fighting for,
"And sure, what's more," they answered all...


Seems to be an armed services song (WW2), maybe a parody of something else, I don't know...


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