The Mudcat Café TM
Thread #15640   Message #141895
Posted By: Barry Finn
28-Nov-99 - 08:19 PM
Thread Name: Chords req: plus some other stuff
Subject: RE: Chords req: plus some other stuff
"When my spell on the Carthaginian is over, no more sailoring for me
And when I leave this God Damn hooker, oh how happy I will be
. No more ham & eggs on Monday no more shining dirty brass
You can go & tell Van Hope the skipper he can go & Tra La La La La La"

I've never been able to get more than one other verse to this & found out, here, that it had the above relations. The fella that sang this to me, I believe, has been dead a few years now. The reference to the Brig Carthiginnian was where I first heard George sing this & Van Hope was in charge of its restoration. I don't know if the TraLaLa part was because George would not use sailor's lingo in what he called mixed company. I think it more likely that it's closer to what was posted above. Barry