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Thread #34323 Message #471387
Posted By: CRANKY YANKEE
27-May-01 - 02:47 PM
Thread Name: The origin of Sea Chanteys
Subject: RE: The origin of Sea Chanteys
Wordsw and music by Jon Campbell. "Tanqueray Martini Oh is a SPOOF of sea chanteys, and was never intended to be one. Believe me, Jon Campbell knows what a chantey is furthermore, he's a genuine Mariner. Makes his living on the sea. Or, at least he did until he started teaching school a couple of years back. He was a Copmmercial Fisherman most of his adult life.
STANQUERAY MARTINI OH
words and music by jon campbell
We were sailing out of stanford town
With a fleet of "Criss-Craft" all around
When from up on deck the call came down
And all the Captains and the crew
Must have the drink you can see right through
There's nothing else will really do
So haul the sheets back with one hand
Set your drink down if you canbrAnd never sail out of sight of land
To Greenwich town we did put in
We being nearly out of gin
To travel on would be a sin
IV <>br>The Captain's laid out on the floor
H*e being elected to get some more
He broke his leg tryin' to get ashore
TANQUERAY MARTINI OH
The old man stirs with an iron fist
The first mate pours from a gimballed wrist
The whole crew has a 30 degree list.
It's 9 parts gin and one vermouth
It's the yachstman's friend and that's the truth
From Jamaica Bay to the Bay of Booth
Oh the Montauk girls they look so fine
Rigged loose up front and snug behind
With a quarter board reading"Calvin Kline"
All the Captains and the crew
Must have the drink you can see clear through
(Spoken)"Muffie," would you freshen up this drink? this ice is sooooo bad.
I knew I was going to like you.....