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Tune Req: Silly Eileen

Uke 20 Jul 04 - 01:00 AM
MartinRyan 20 Jul 04 - 04:32 AM
GUEST,crazy little woman 20 Jul 04 - 10:06 AM
Uke 20 Jul 04 - 04:50 PM
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Subject: ADD: Silly Eileen
From: Uke
Date: 20 Jul 04 - 01:00 AM

At Joe Offer's request, here's another unknown lyric from the anonymous songbook I mentioned here which is from the 50s (I think).

Haven't had much luck finding a tune for "The Bartender's Song", but maybe someone out there remembers a tune (or more lyrics) for this:


Silly Eileen

Up in the Aleutians, miles from anywhere,
Sitting in his tent, brushing ice-cubes from his hair,
Dreaming of her most exotic kiss,
With frozen hand, he writes her this:

(Chorus)
I promise I'll be true, My own Silly Eileen,
Cause girls are so darn few up here, My own Silly Eileen.

Down among the Marshall's, sweating 'neath the palms,
Hardly resisting a mosquito's loving arms,
And missing the things we're fighting for,
"And sure, what's more," they answered all...


Seems to be an armed services song (WW2), maybe a parody of something else, I don't know...


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Subject: RE: Tune Req: Silly Eileen
From: MartinRyan
Date: 20 Jul 04 - 04:32 AM

Lilli Marlene, surely....

Regards


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Subject: RE: Tune Req: Silly Eileen
From: GUEST,crazy little woman
Date: 20 Jul 04 - 10:06 AM

Very astute, MartinRyan. The tune fits perfectly.


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Subject: RE: Tune Req: Silly Eileen
From: Uke
Date: 20 Jul 04 - 04:50 PM

Ahh yes - Indeed that's got to be it, it fits with the title too.

Thank you very much MartinRyan.

Regards
Mike


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