Friday, August 19, 2005

A Clean Song

Whooee! Well friends, I ain't got much t' write 'bout today. I been out scrapin' paint an' puttyin' up sum holes an' cracks an' even doin' a little bit o' paintin'. I ain't had much time fer follerin' the news or fer boogin'. I'm gonna cheat a little bit an' pass along a funny song I jest stole usin' Kazaa. I posted up the audio mp3 but if anybuddy like Pete Seeger sez they're gonna sue my ass, I'll hafta pull it back down.

Click here fer the audio mp3 (2,078 kb) o' Pete Seeger singin' Oscar Brand's bawdy sea ballad, A Clean Song.

Here's the lyricks:
A CLEAN SONG

mermaidSMThere was a young sailor
Who looked through the glass,
And spied a fair mermaid
With scales on her island

Where seagulls
Fly over their nests
She combed the long hair
That hung over her shoulders

And caused her
To tickle and itch.
The sailor cried out
"There's a beautiful mermaid,"

A-sitting out
There on the rocks,
The crew came around
A-grabbing their glasses

And crowded four deep
To the rail,
All eager to share
In this fine piece of news.

Which the captain soon
Heard from the watch.
He tied down the wheel
And he reached for his crackers

And cheese which
He kept near the door.
In case he might someday
Encounter a mermaid.

He knew he must
Use all his wits
Crying "Throw out a line.
We'll lasso her flippers."

And then we will
Certainly find
If mermaids are better
Before or be brave

My good fellows."
The captain then said.
"With fortune we'll break
Through her mermaiden head-

-ing to starboard
They tacked with dispatch.
And caught that fair mermaid
Just under her elbows

And hustled her
Down below decks,
And each took a turn
At her feminine setting

Her free at the end
Of the farce,
She splashed in the waves,
Falling flat on her after

A while one man
Noticed some scabs,
Soon they broke out with the pox
And the scratching

With fury,
Cursing with spleen,
This song may be dull
But it's certainly clean.
What a laff! I got one sorta like that one that starts out "Three Irishmen, three Irishmen, diggin' in a ditch..."

If I don't get too many complaints fer postin' up this here polytickle incorrect mermaid song, mebbe I'll record the Three Irishmen an' post it up fer yer lissenin' pleasure.

Yores trooly,
JimBobby

3 comments:

Rick Barnes said...

looks like you have not been given any trouble here JimBobby!

Joe Laurendeau said...

Thanks for "The Clean Song". We broadcast a program called "Family Entertainment Radio" at www.superjukebox.net
Songs you won't hear on the radio includes Novility, Broadway, Hollywood, Classic Country, Pop, Easy, Instrumentals, Seasonal & Holiday specials.

Anonymous said...

FYI: This is not Pete Seeger, but Oscar Brand who is singing his song.