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Origins: Sammy Was A Sailor? / Swim Sam Swim

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ANNE BOLEYN
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WHEN FATHER PAPERED THE PARLOUR


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GUEST,Keith from Melville Western Australia 10 Oct 08 - 06:47 PM
masato sakurai 10 Oct 08 - 08:31 PM
GUEST,Annie - Palmyra WA 10 May 12 - 05:11 AM
Little Robyn 10 May 12 - 06:36 AM
GUEST,Richard from East Hampshire 19 Oct 15 - 10:50 AM
GUEST 27 Mar 16 - 03:28 PM
GUEST,# 28 Mar 16 - 07:52 AM
Steve Shaw 28 Mar 16 - 09:57 PM
Anglo 28 Mar 16 - 11:26 PM
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Subject: Origins: Sammy Was A Sailor,
From: GUEST,Keith from Melville Western Australia
Date: 10 Oct 08 - 06:47 PM

I am looking for the verses of the under-mentioned poem/song.

Sammy was a sailor, a sailor brave and bold,
He shipped aboard a whaler and tumbled overboard,
Someone said go save and someone said go hang,
and all the while that Sammy swam his shipmates sang,
Swim Sam swim Sam swim Sam, show them your some swimmer,
Show them how the white Swan swam Sam,
You Know how the white swan swam.
Six sharp shimmering sharks will try to take your limb
but a well swum swim is a swim well swum
So swim Sam swim Sam swim.
Love to hear from anyone that can help
Keith


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Subject: RE: Origins: Sammy Was A Sailor,
From: masato sakurai
Date: 10 Oct 08 - 08:31 PM

It's in the DT as SWIMSAM (Bert Lee & R.P.Weston). See also the thread: req/ADD: Swim Sam.


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Subject: RE: Origins: Sammy Was A Sailor,
From: GUEST,Annie - Palmyra WA
Date: 10 May 12 - 05:11 AM

My granny used to sing this to me when I was young.Can only remember two verses. Would also like to learn the rest of the song.

Sammy was a sailor, a sailor big and broad,
Shipped aboard a whaler and tumbled overboard,
Sammy shouted "save me", someone shouted "go hang",
And the sharks were sniffling 'round him when his shipmates sang....

Swim Sam, Swim Sam, Swim Sam, show them you're a swimmer,
Swim like the snow white swan swam Sam, you know how the snow white swan
swam,
Snip snap sniveling sharks are going to swipe your limbs,
So swat them swiftly when they swoop and swim Sam, swim Sam swim.

Sammy swam with vigour, the race had just begun,
The sharks all eyed his figure, all jelly shouted one,
One old portly porpoise, popped up in the foam,
Saying do you want to catch the last bus home...

Swim Sam, swim Sam etc....

Please let me know if you find the rest of the song... robeday2@westnet.com.au


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Subject: RE: Origins: Sammy Was A Sailor,
From: Little Robyn
Date: 10 May 12 - 06:36 AM

Annie, click the link here.
Robyn


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Subject: RE: Origins: Sammy Was A Sailor,
From: GUEST,Richard from East Hampshire
Date: 19 Oct 15 - 10:50 AM

This is the version our father [Camden Road London Scouts] taught us:
   
Sammy was a sailor, a sailor big and bold
Shipped aboard a whaler and tumbled overboard.
He shouted someone save me, but someone said go hang,
The sharks are swimming round you so his shipmates sang:

Oh! Swim Sam swim Sam swim Sam, show them Sam you're a swimmer
Swim like a snow white swan,
Sam you know how a snow white swan swims,
Six sharks shivering sharks, are going to snap your limb,
So a swim well swam is a well swum swim,
So swim Sam swim Sam Swim!


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Subject: RE: Origins: Sammy Was A Sailor? / Swim Sam Swim
From: GUEST
Date: 27 Mar 16 - 03:28 PM

This is a version my mother sang;

Sammy was a sailor,
A sailor boy was he,
He shipped aboard a whaler,
Bound for the Northern sea,
One day a mighty storm came,
Which overboard took he,
And the Captain cried as he went down,
Oh swim, Sam, swim!
There's six big shivering sharks,
Awaiting for your limb,
so with a swim swam swim and a swim swam swim,
Swim, Sam, Swim....


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Subject: RE: Origins: Sammy Was A Sailor? / Swim Sam Swim
From: GUEST,#
Date: 28 Mar 16 - 07:52 AM

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=N8cSOAUiAOU
The song on a 78 recording. The lyrics are there also.


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Subject: RE: Origins: Sammy Was A Sailor? / Swim Sam Swim
From: Steve Shaw
Date: 28 Mar 16 - 09:57 PM

That was one of the favourite songs of John and Cheryl Maughan who used to run the Tree Inn Folk Club in Stratton, Bude. Takes me back, it does! :-)


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Subject: RE: Origins: Sammy Was A Sailor? / Swim Sam Swim
From: Anglo
Date: 28 Mar 16 - 11:26 PM

Regal Slip recorded it on Bandstand (Dingles, 1981) A fine LP.


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