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ADD: Popeye the Sailor Man (Sammy Lerner)

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Subject: Lyrics for Popeye the Sailor
From: spindrift (inactive)
Date: 14 Feb 99 - 12:32 PM

I'm looking for any Popeye lyrics but particularly for those that might be used in a school program for K-3


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Subject: RE: Lyrics for Popeye the Sailor
From: RWilhelm
Date: 14 Feb 99 - 01:22 PM

They are here at The Popeye Project./


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Subject: RE: Lyrics for Popeye the Sailor
From: catspaw49
Date: 15 Feb 99 - 10:02 AM

The Popeye Project? The POPEYE Project??? Is there anything that is not on the web? Yeah, I know I should not be surprised...scrapple, Christian Deer Hunters.....but somehow this fits too. Maybe it's the name. Didja' know this site has a synopsis of every Popeye cartoon? That's real tough to do..."Fighting over Olive, Brutus/Bluto kicks crap out of Popeye;Popeye eats spinach, demolishes Brutus/Bluto." That ought to do for about 85%.

I'm sure Mudcat strikes a few people strange too. Oh well............

catspaw


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Subject: RE: Lyrics for Popeye the Sailor
From: Bill D
Date: 15 Feb 99 - 12:28 PM

ah, catspaw...humble as I am, I can lay claim to being one of the worlds greatest Websurfers...partly because of my ability to intuit 'how' a thing would be referenced on the WWW...but partly because I take seriously the simple mathematics of it all...I am told that there are 130,000,000 or so webpages, and after subtracting the 40-50 million that must be devoted to sex, it just seems obvious that ANYTHING of interest to more than 3 people will soon be represented online...for instance, since I am a member of a Wood Collectors society, I have lots of people look at me strangely. I just tell them that if people can collect cannonballs, string and barbed wire...what is so strange about wood?

well, in 10 minutes after I read your post I found these:

giant balls of twine

cannonballs & the cannons!

barbed wire museum

it is a BIG world out there...now, since Popeye has his place...I'm going looking for Smokey Stover..*grin*


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Subject: RE: Lyrics for Popeye the Sailor
From: Bill D
Date: 15 Feb 99 - 01:01 PM

found 'ol Smokey easily..but in the process found this... maze of pages thru the esoteric nuances of Discordianism do NOT click unless you have both time and an appreciation for the insanely abstruse...

I will stop now...I promise


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Subject: RE: Lyrics for Popeye the Sailor
From: catspaw49
Date: 15 Feb 99 - 04:43 PM

Oh yeah...knew I shouldn't go there. Alas, the ability of an Info-Junkie to waste time knows no bounds, but who cares?

I agree with your web math too Bill. It might not take even 3 people. Next time one of us runs across Shambles on a thread, we need to send him to the land of Pope Ick too. Oddly enough, I think he might also appreciate the site!!!

catspaw


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Subject: RE: Lyrics for Popeye the Sailor
From: rick fielding
Date: 15 Feb 99 - 06:13 PM

Popeye plots! Giant twine ball?? Barbed Wire!! Okay, what ARE the strangest websites (keep it clean, there's young folksingers out there) you've ever seen?


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Subject: RE: Lyrics for Popeye the Sailor
From: Alice
Date: 15 Feb 99 - 07:28 PM

Well, for one, there is The Kook's Museum.

Being a skeptic and a cult-watcher, I enjoyed this one. Check out the bookstore, with the book "Guide to the Outer Limits of Human Belief."

alice, another surfer of the cyber-esoteric


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Subject: RE: Lyrics for Popeye the Sailor
From: Bob Biderman
Date: 15 Feb 99 - 08:12 PM

Spindrift, it's been years since I taught kids, but I can remember them singing a version that started "I'm Popeye the sailor man, I live in a garbage can... I'll bet the kids you work with, or some of their older siblings, would be able to finish this one and would have other versions. Now as for using them in a K-3 school programme, that may be another matter.

Bob


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Subject: RE: Lyrics for Popeye the Sailor
From: Bill D
Date: 15 Feb 99 - 08:19 PM

http://loonies.net800.co.uk/
The Curmudgeon Quotelist
Helen..Sweetheart of the Internet
http://www.winblows.com/Shaft/MicroLinks/microlinks.html.... *grin*
and, have you seen Microsoft's Terraserver? not weird, but neat!..http://www.terraserver.microsoft.com/

this only scratches the surface...(should we be using the 'cat for this?)..*guilty look*


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Subject: RE: Lyrics for Popeye the Sailor
From: Bill D
Date: 15 Feb 99 - 08:26 PM

messed up the Terraserver link..

Microsoft's Terraserver? not weird, but neat!..


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Subject: RE: Lyrics for Popeye the Sailor
From: Bill D
Date: 15 Feb 99 - 08:29 PM

tsk!!!


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Subject: RE: Lyrics for Popeye the Sailor
From: Bill D
Date: 15 Feb 99 - 08:30 PM

http://www.terraserver.microsoft.com/

I KNOW I was careful


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Subject: RE: Lyrics for Popeye the Sailor
From: Bob Biderman
Date: 16 Feb 99 - 10:09 PM

I think the rest of the verse I heard kids sing years ago went:

I'm Popeye the sailor man
I live in a garbage can
I eat all the worms
And throw up the germs
I'm Popeye the sailor man.

Sorry, Spindrift. I guess you aren't likely to be able to use them.

Bob


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Subject: RE: Lyrics for Popeye the Sailor
From: McMusic
Date: 16 Feb 99 - 11:14 PM

I was just cruisin' the web one night and stumbled on a site named "Army Men". Intrigued, I tuned in and, yup, you guessed it: a website dedicated to those old flexible plastic, one color, six posed toy soldiers like you used to get in the Sears Christmas catalog! They even had photographs of mock battles around electric planes--all set up on kitchen tables and living room floors. Remember them, guys? I laugh at NO hobbies, but this one did bring a smile to my face.


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Subject: RE: Lyrics for Popeye the Sailor
From: Lonesome EJ
Date: 16 Feb 99 - 11:36 PM

"I never go swimmin with bowlegged women" was always my favorite line.


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Subject: RE: Lyrics for Popeye the Sailor
From: Alice
Date: 21 Feb 99 - 12:14 PM

Well, now I need someone to Name That Tune!! Please supply traditional name or names to the tune used for 'Popeye The Sailor Man'. I think I have the music in a book here somewhere, but don't remember what the pre-cartoon name is.


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Subject: RE: Lyrics for Popeye the Sailor
From: Joe Offer
Date: 21 Feb 99 - 01:09 PM

Alison sent me to The Hamster Dance the other day. It's a true classic of weirdness. So is Alison....
-Joe Offer-


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Subject: Lyr Add: POPEYE THE SAILOR MAN
From: Matthew Bram
Date: 21 Feb 99 - 01:55 PM

Words to "Popeye the Sailor Man" song... Copyright 1933, by Sammy Lerner

POPEYE THE SAILOR MAN
(Sammy Lerner, 1931)

I'm Popeye the sailorman,
I'm Popeye the sailorman,
I'm strong to the finich,
Cause I eats my spinach,
I'm Popeye the sailorman.

I'm one tough Gazookas
Which hates all palookas
Who ain't on the ups and square
I biffs and I bops 'em,
And always outroughs 'em
But none of them gets nowhere

If anyone dasses to risk me fisks
It's bops and its wham... understand
So keep good behav'our,
that's your one life-saver
With Popeye the Sailor Man

I'm Popeye the Sailor Man
Popeye the Sailor Man
I'm strong to the finich,
Cause I eats my spinach,
I'm Popeye the Sailor Man



http://reghartt.ca/cineforum/wp-content/uploads/2017/02/Im-Popeye-the-Sailor-Man-Famous-Music-Corp.-1934.-Sheet-Music-2.jpg


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Subject: RE: Lyrics for Popeye the Sailor
From: Alice
Date: 21 Feb 99 - 02:33 PM

the tune is hundreds of years old, now can't someone name it? Bruce O. are you reading this?


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Subject: RE: Tune of Popeye the Sailor
From: RS
Date: 21 Feb 99 - 03:03 PM

Well, after humming this over & over to see what we could come up with, my kids & I have decided that the original tune is definitely that of the famous & immortal song:

Da da da da da, da dum.
Da da da da da, da dum.
Da da da da da da, da da da da da da,
Da da da da da, da dum.

Now if we could only figure out the composer, we'd be all set!

- RS


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Subject: RE: Lyrics for Popeye the Sailor
From: da da dum
Date: 21 Feb 99 - 03:36 PM

RS -

He's a great composer, who inspired Beethoven's fifth Symphony with the immortal opening line:

Da da da Dum

And I think it was a descendant of his who composed the famous theme to TV's Dragnet:

Dumm, da dum dum


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Subject: RE: Lyrics for Popeye the Sailor
From: Mike Billo
Date: 21 Feb 99 - 05:55 PM

Well, I've been holding off on contributing this for fear of being regarded as too weird, but I now see that that's not much of a consideration on the Mudcat(ha ha). The most bizarre site I've found on the web is the "Marshmallow Bunny Survival Tests" page where they subject marshmallow bunnies(the kind you buy at easter) to laser blasts, electrocutions, and flame throwers, then document the results under laboratory conditions its at http://www.pcola.gulf.net/~irving/bunnies/ You have to see this one to believe it!


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Subject: RE: Lyrics for Popeye the Sailor
From: Banjer
Date: 21 Feb 99 - 08:44 PM

My Lord!!! I thought at the beginning of this thread that I had some weird sites to share myself, BUT, after getting past Mike Billo's "Marshmallow Bunny Survival Tests" I'll just go back to my corner and sit down. How can one follow such an act? Go look, it's actually there, just like he says......Some folks just have toooooo much time on their hands.......


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Subject: RE: Lyrics for Popeye the Sailor
From: John in Brisbane
Date: 22 Feb 99 - 08:39 AM

I got into big trouble when I was in primary school for singing:

I'm Popeye the sailor man,
I live in a caravan,
there's a hole in the middle
where I do my piddle, I'm ...

Probably the first bawdy ballad that I ever sang.

Regards
John


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Subject: RE: Lyrics for Popeye the Sailor
From: spindrift (inactive)
Date: 24 Feb 99 - 04:14 PM

Thanks to all. I've got enough in the way of lyrics now.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Popeye the Sailor Man
From: The Fooles Troupe
Date: 02 Mar 07 - 09:34 AM

Sadly, "The Popeye Project" has disappeared...


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Popeye the Sailor Man
From: Andy Jackson
Date: 02 Mar 07 - 06:18 PM

Oh good oh, we shall have to provide the lyrics then...
Brisbane John started it!!

I'm Popeye the Sailor Man,
I live in a pot of jam,
The jam is so sticky
It sticks to my Dicky,
I'm popeye the sailor Man..Toot Toot!!

Years later and I drive a campervan, no there's no hole in the middle but I still sing Johns version sometimes.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Popeye the Sailor Man
From: Big Al Whittle
Date: 03 Mar 07 - 06:02 AM

how very refined! round our way it went

I'm Popeye the Sailor Man
I live in a caravan
I live with me Granny
And play with her fanny
Popeye the sailor Man!


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Popeye the Sailor Man
From: Mr Happy
Date: 03 Mar 07 - 10:06 PM

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Popeye


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Popeye the Sailor Man
From: Mr Happy
Date: 03 Mar 07 - 10:45 PM

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hAg7aVZvZpo


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Popeye the Sailor Man
From: open mike
Date: 03 Mar 07 - 11:56 PM

i did not see anyone post this
i just played it moments ago
the tune is Sailor's HORNPIPE


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Popeye the Sailor Man
From: GUEST,Paul Wramage
Date: 31 Aug 09 - 10:31 AM

Im popeye the sailor man
I live in a garbage can
I love to go swimmun
With naked women
I'm popeye the sailor man


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Popeye the Sailor Man
From: Rog Peek
Date: 31 Aug 09 - 12:36 PM

John in Brisbane, I remember that one when I was at primary school in England. It seems 'bawdy ballads' know no geographical barriers.

Rog


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Popeye the Sailor Man
From: GUEST
Date: 24 Jun 11 - 10:06 AM

I'm popeye the sailor man
I live in a garbage can
I love to go swimmin'
With bow-legged women
I'm popeye the sailor man


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Popeye the Sailor Man
From: GUEST,C. Ham
Date: 24 Jun 11 - 11:07 AM

When I was a kid we sang:

I'm Popeye the sailor man
I live in a garbage can
I eat all the worms
And spit out the germs
I'm Popeye the sailor man


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Popeye the Sailor Man
From: GUEST,guest
Date: 06 Aug 11 - 12:30 AM

The bawdiest version I learned from a Rhode Island girl. Sung first in a sweet girls voice... Who's that knocking at my door oh who's knocking at my door. Then in a strong manish voice... Open the door you fucking whore it's Popeye the sailor man.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Popeye the Sailor Man
From: Big Ballad Singer
Date: 06 Aug 11 - 12:49 AM

No, Guest, I believe the song you're referring to is "Barnacle Bill the Sailor".

Who's that knocking at my door, etc...
Open the door, you... whore, it's Barnacle Bill the Sailor.

Will you take me to the dance, etc...
To hell with the dance, and take off your pants, it's Barnacle Bill...

and so on. I believe it was Dr. Dirty (John Valby) who recorded it.

Geez, I hate knowing crap like that.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Popeye the Sailor Man
From: EBarnacle
Date: 06 Aug 11 - 08:11 AM

Obviously!


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Popeye the Sailor Man
From: Q (Frank Staplin)
Date: 06 Aug 11 - 03:54 PM

I remember the Popeye dirty comic books, small in size and badly printed. Every possible (and some impossible) means of 'physical contact' illustrated for primary school kiddies.

(Went through the old links in this thread- all gone.)


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Popeye the Sailor Man
From: BrooklynJay
Date: 08 Aug 11 - 01:00 PM

What a shame about the earler links - the idea of "The Popeye Project" sounded like a true boon to Civilization As We Know It. What next? The Gospel According To Popeye?

I remembered this from schoolyards around a half-century ago:

I'm Popeye the sailor man
I sat in a frying pan
I turned on the gas and I burned my ass
I'm Popeye the sailor man

Nothing like Mudcat for awakening dormant brain cells!

Jay


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Subject: Lyr Add: Popeye The Sailor Man
From: GUEST
Date: 05 May 17 - 07:06 PM

I'm Popeye the Sailor Man,
I'm Popeye the Sailor Man!
I'm strong to the finch,
'Cause I eats me spinach;
I'm Popeye the Sailor Man! 

I'm one tough gazookus,
Which beats all palookas,
What ain't on the up and square.
I biffs 'em and boffs 'em,
An' always outroughs 'em,
An' none of 'em gets nowhere! 

If anyone dasses to risk me fist,
It's "boff" and its "wham", un'erstand?
So, keep good behavior;
That's your one life saver,
With Popeye the Sailor Man! 

I'm Popeye the Sailor Man,
I'm Popeye the Sailor Man!
I'm strong to the finish,
'Cause I eats me spinach;
I'm Popeye the Sailor Man

Silly Version:

I'm Popeye the sailor man, 
I live in a garbage can. 
I eat all the worms, 
And spit out the germs, 
I'm Popeye the sailor man.

I'm Popeye the sailor man, 
I live in a frying Pan. 
I turn up the heat, 
And burn up my feet, 
I'm Popeye the sailor man.

Source is not from anywhere


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Subject: RE: Lyr Add: Popeye The Sailor Man
From: Rapparee
Date: 05 May 17 - 08:42 PM

I'm Popeye the sailor man,
I'm Popeye the sailor man,
I love to go swimmin
With bow-legged wimmin,
I'm Popeye the sailor man.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Add: Popeye The Sailor Man
From: GUEST,DTM
Date: 06 May 17 - 05:30 AM

IIRC, we sang

I'm Popeye the sailor man,
I come from the east of Japan,
I love to go swimmin,
With bare naked wimmin,
I'm Popeye the sailor man.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Add: Popeye The Sailor Man
From: Senoufou
Date: 06 May 17 - 06:21 AM

(Oh dear! Fond memories of being a Very Naughty Girl aged about nine!)

I'm Popeye the sailor man.
I live in a jar of jam.
The jam is so sticky
It sticks to my dicky.
I'm Popeye the sailor man.

I'm Popeye the sailor man.
I live in a caravan.
There's a hole in the middle
for Popeye to piddle.
I'm Popeye the sailor man.

The ice-cream vans round our way always played this tune. Cue for my sister and I, in fits of giggles, to start up with rude parodies. (Followed by a sharp slap from Dad!)


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Subject: RE: Lyr Add: Popeye The Sailor Man
From: Steve Gardham
Date: 06 May 17 - 01:32 PM

Surely there must already be a thread on this one.

The earliest one I heard in the 50s was
I'm Popeye...
I live in a caravan
I opened the door
And I fell through the floor
I'm P....

We also sang the 'I love to go swimmin with all the bare women' verse,
probably others.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Add: Popeye The Sailor Man
From: GUEST,Mg
Date: 06 May 17 - 02:17 PM

Nobody sang toot tootafterthe first two lines?


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Subject: RE: Lyr Add: Popeye The Sailor Man
From: Gallus Moll
Date: 06 May 17 - 07:43 PM

I'm Popeye the Sailorman
I live in a caravan
Where the girls are so dirty
They pull up my shirty
And play with my watering can



hahahaah- - from the late 1950s playground song?


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Subject: RE: Lyr Add: Popeye The Sailor Man
From: GUEST,.gargoyle
Date: 06 May 17 - 08:00 PM

Dear Senoufou,

CLASSIC

I thought I knew and heard and read every version of "Popeye"....and then you come forward.

Please, what were the approximate date and geographic location that you learned these lyrics?

Sincerely,
Gargoyle

The "ice cream truck" tune brings back floods of memories.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Add: Popeye The Sailor Man
From: Senoufou
Date: 07 May 17 - 03:11 AM

This thread is making me laugh!

Gallus Moll, my Father would have given you a sharp slap too! Absolute scream!!

We sang these in the early fifties Gargoyle, in W London. (It was called Middlesex then)

Re the ice-cream vans, the tune always started off very fast, then got slower and slower until it was almost like a dirge. I suppose it was on some wind-up mechanism (no technology then!) Of course, we revelled in singing Popeye at breakneck speed, or extremely slowly, depending on where the ice-cream man was with his music box. The slap was always delivered at the same speed though - rapidly!

We had no TV, but 'Auntie'-Poppy-down-the-road had bought one for the Coronation, and we used to go before tea-time to sit with her two horrible little boys to watch Children's Hour, and that's where we first watched Popeye the Sailor Man. (black-and-white of course, on a screen about one foot square)


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