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Lyr Req: Foam on the neck of the bottle

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GUEST,Melissa's Brother 05 Mar 10 - 12:25 PM
Joe Offer 05 Mar 10 - 04:20 PM
GUEST,Cape Cod Joe 03 Jul 13 - 12:23 PM
GUEST,Grishka 04 Jul 13 - 02:12 PM
Jim Dixon 15 Jul 13 - 09:32 AM
GUEST,Drew's sister 22 Aug 15 - 10:52 PM
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Subject: Foam on the neck of the bottle
From: GUEST,Melissa's Brother
Date: 05 Mar 10 - 12:25 PM

My sister is looking for the complete lyrics & title for this:

It's not the rolling or pitching that bother me,
Or the foam from a high flying wave,
It's the foam on the neck of the bottle,
That's dragging me down to my grave.
Singing
Touralai, touralai, oo-ra-lai,
Touralai, oo-ra-lai, aaii,
It's the foam on the neck of the bottle that's dragging me down to my grave.


Thanks


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Foam on the neck of the bottle
From: Joe Offer
Date: 05 Mar 10 - 04:20 PM

refresh - although I have to say that it's what below the foam that has the major effect.


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Subject: ADD: Foam on the Neck of the Bottle
From: GUEST,Cape Cod Joe
Date: 03 Jul 13 - 12:23 PM

Here are the rest of the lyrics. It's an old Navy song. When I was a kid my father, now 93, would sing the lines about the officers riding in a motorboat, the captain riding in a gig. Here's the whole song, courtesy of Google:

FOAM IN THE NECK OF THE BOTTLE

Oh, it isn't the pitching and tossing
Or the foam on the crest of the waves,
It's the foam in the neck of the bottle
That's sending us down to our graves,

CHORUS:
Singing tourelai tourelai tourelai
Tourelai tourelai ay
It's the foam in the neck of the bottle
That's sending us down to our graves.

Oh, the officers ride in the motorboat
The captain he rides in his gig
He don't ride a dog-gone bit faster
But it makes the old bugger feel big.

CHORUS

Oh, the officers eat in the wardroom
The captain don't eat with the boys
He don't eat a dog-gone bit better
But the old bugger can't stand the noise.

CHORUS

Oh, the officers sleep in the bunkroom
The captain he sleeps in his bed
He don't sleep a dog-gone bit better
But the bugger is nearer the head.

CHORUS

The officers ride in the motorboat
The admiral rides in his barge
He don't ride a dog-gone bit faster
But it gives the old bugger a charge.

CHORUS

Oh, the officers they all wear stripes of gold
The chiefs they all wear a crow
It don't make a dog-gone bit of difference
But it sure makes the seamen feel low.

CHORUS

The officers ride in the motorboat
The President, he rides in his yacht
He don't go a dog-gone bit faster
But it makes the old bugger feel hot.

NOTE: My guess is that "dog-gone" and "bugger" were not the way the song was sung during the war.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Foam on the neck of the bottle
From: GUEST,Grishka
Date: 04 Jul 13 - 02:12 PM

The tune must be "Botany Bay".


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Foam on the neck of the bottle
From: Jim Dixon
Date: 15 Jul 13 - 09:32 AM

There's a song in the DT that is very similar to this one--

ADMIRAL AND ENLISTED MEN.

Oscar Brand had a version he called THE SEXUAL LIFE OF A CAMEL.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Foam on the neck of the bottle
From: GUEST,Drew's sister
Date: 22 Aug 15 - 10:52 PM

Thank you for the lyrics.
I just got finished singing those lyrics - and yes, dog-gone and bugger were NOT what I was singing!
;-)


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