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Thread #118178   Message #2552860
Posted By: curmudgeon
30-Jan-09 - 09:43 AM
Thread Name: Alcohol - PC correct songs
Subject: RE: Alcohol - PC correct songs
"Hooray and up she rises" is a reference to effect of alcohol on the male physiology..."

Sorry Marje, just isn't true; just another bit of urban folklore conjured up by an idiot. Surely no sailor, or any other self respecting male would refer to his "John Thomas" by way of a feminine pronoun.

This thread puts me in mind of a piece Pete Seeger wrote many years ago in Sing Out! concerning another shanty in a school book whose title and theme had been emasculated to "Smiling Johnny."

A curse on all bowdlerisers - Tom