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Thread #60602   Message #970912
Posted By: GUEST,.gargoyle
23-Jun-03 - 10:12 AM
Thread Name: Songs about underwater life
Subject: Lyr Add: A WHALE OF A TALE
Here you go Mr. Buck.

MIDI = http://www.zaxpax.com/tvmidis/whaletale.mid

A Whale Of A Tale
20,000 Leagues Under the Sea - 1954

Music and Lyrics by Norman Gimbel and Al Hoffman
Sung/Danced by Kirk Douglas as Ned Land -comic relief with a seal

(a curious amalgam of folk tunes including "girl I left behind me")

Got a whale of a tale to tell ya, lads
A whale of a tale or two
'Bout the flappin' fish and the girls I've loved
On nights like this with the moon above
A whale of a tale and it's all true
I swear by my tattoo

There was Mermaid Minnie, met her down in Madagaskarv
She would kiss me, any time that I would ask her
Then one evening her flame of love blew out
Blow me down and pick me up!
She swapped me for a trout

Got a whale of a tale to tell ya, lads
A whale of a tale or two
'Bout the flappin' fish and the girls I've loved
On nights like this with the moon above
A whale of a tale and it's all true
I swear by my tattoo

There was Typhoon Tessie, met her on the coast of Java
When we kissed I bubbled up like molten lava
Then she gave me the scare of my young
Blow me down and pick me up!
She was the captain's wife <>

Got a whale of a tale to tell ya, lads
A whale of a tale or two
'Bout the flappin' fish and the girls I've loved
On nights like this with the moon above
A whale of a tale and it's all true
I swear by my tattoo

Sincerely,
Gargoyle