Sailorly Songs whilst on the Runs

momo

Badgeman
Oh and the possibly offensive

Oh we are the boys from the tampax factory
shout your order loud and clear
loud and clear
weve got small ones, medium ones family size and large
weve got the tammy to fit your fanny
when the end of the month comes around

and again all the verses to go with it.
 
Here's one I like in Cyril Tawney's book:

Nobody Washes in a Submarine
(Tune: Nobody loves like an Irishman)

If you join submarines and you've got any pride
You won't use Persil and you won't use Tide.
If you go in the washroom all the boys declare:
'You'd better not take any soap in there.'

Chorus

For I don't give a damn wherever you've been,
Nobody washes in a submarine.


The Navy think we're a crabby clan.
We haven't had a wash since the trip began.
We've been at sea for three weeks or more,
And now we're covered in shit galore.

Our feet are black where they once were pink.
Three blokes already have died of the stink.
We hid them in the fore-ends where they couldn't be seen,
For to throw them in the sea meant they might have got clean.
 

Jimmy_Green

War Hero
M' father often told me, when I was just a lad,
A sailor's life was very hard, the food was always bad,
But now I've joined the navy, I'm on board a man-o-war,
And now I find a sailor ain't a sailor any more!

Chorus:
Don't haul on the rope, don't climb up the mast,
If you see a sailing-ship it might be your last,
Get your 'civvies ready for another run-ashore,
A sailor ain't a sailor, ain't a sailor any more!

The 'killick' of our mess, he says we've had it soft,
It wasn't like this in his day, when he was up aloft,
We like our bunks and sleeping-bags but what's a hammock for?
Swinging from the deckhead or lying on the floor?

They gave us an engine that first went up and down,
Then with more technology the engine went around,
We're good with steam and diesel but what's a mainyard for?
A stoker ain't a stoker with a shovel any more!

They gave us an Aldiss Lamp, we can do it right,
They gave us a radio, we signal day and night,
We know our codes and ciphers but what's a 'sema' for?
A 'bunting-tosser' doesn't toss the bunting any more!

They gave us a radar set to pierce the fog and gloom,
So now the lookout's sitting in a tiny darkened room,
Loran does navigation the Sonar says how deep,
The Jimmy's 3 sheets to the wind, the Skipper's fast asleep.

Two cans of beer a day, that's your bleeding lot!
But now we gets an extra two because they stopped The Tot,
So, we'll put on our civvy-clothes and find a pub ashore,
A sailor's still a sailor, just like he was before!

(Tom Lewis)
 

Jimmy_Green

War Hero
Here's another middle-watch, another hair upon m' chest,
There's just an hour or two 'til I can go and get some rest,
Morning, Dogs or Afternoon, the Forenoon or the First,
None of 'em comes easy but the Middle is the worst.

Chorus:
Keep your engine going round, your diesel going up and down,
Keep the old ship going homeward-bound.

How did I get into this when I was just a boy?
M' Mother wouldn't let me go, I was her pride and joy,
When she tried to stop me I just ran away to sea,
But Mothers always know best, now that's very plain to me.

I'd never heard of watchkeeping, I can't have been too bright,
I thought that when the sun went down we'd anchor for the night,
My old 'sea-dad' put me right, he said: "We're one-in three.",
That's four hours 'on' and eight hours 'off' and working in-between.

At four o'clock next morning I was down below in Hell,
Scrubbing 'plates' and 'punching' sprayers, making tea as well,
After four long hours I was nearly fit-to-drop,
I'd an hour off for breakfast then I turned-to up on-top.

Then I heard in submarines there's extra money paid,
And only two hour watches so I though I'd got it made,
I quickly volunteered only to find I had been 'green',
That was two hours 'on' and four hours 'off' and working in between.

After twenty years you find there's not much left to learn,
But when it comes to watchkeeping you have to take your turn,
When your shaken just roll out and get yourself below,
'Cos your 'oppo's' waiting for relief so off-watch he can go.

(Tom Lewis)
 

Meddy

Newbie
Anyone know more of this one?

Well i dont give a toss about the jimmy or the joss,
Or the killick of the buffers party,
Coz its half past three, im RDP
and im off ashore me hearty.

Then theres (to the tune of Live it up by Mental As Anything)

Hey you there on the backspring, take all the slack in and double up.

and...(to the tune, of The Corrs)

Say its true, we're west country one in two.
 

Rumrat

War Hero
Meddy said:
Anyone know more of this one?

Well i dont give a toss about the jimmy or the joss,
Or the killick of the buffers party,
Coz its half past three, im RDP
and im off ashore me hearty.

Then theres (to the tune of Live it up by Mental As Anything)

Hey you there on the backspring, take all the slack in and double up.

and...(to the tune, of The Corrs)

Say its true, we're west country one in two.
I don't give a fuck for the PO cook,
Or the killick of the mess-deck party,
At half past four, I'm off ashore,
I'm jack me fuckin hearty.
 

jesse

War Hero
:roll: " Yer arse ya cnut" To the tune of Old Angsine[however its spelt] repeated for hours. Best appreciated on the last bus from Weymouth to Portland. 8)
 

SONAR-BENDER

War Hero
LLoyd George knew my Faaaaaather
Father knew LLoyd George
LLoyd George knew my Father
Father knew LLoyd George
etc
etc
etc
ad nauseum


OR


He was saying goodbye to 'is 'oss
He was saying goodbye to 'is 'oss
And while he was saying goodbye to 'is 'oss
He was saying goodbye to 'is 'oss
Goodbye 'oss
Goodbye 'oss
He was saying goodbye to 'is 'oss
etc
etc
etc
Ad nauseum
 

janc

Badgeman
to the one below "saying goodnight to his.....etc" was'nt there a series of other verses to show various countries in the world.
i remember one only regrettably...
someone would give the name of a country...
i.e. germany....so the next verse went...something like,

"'e vas sagten gut nacht to 'ees 'horse..
guten nacht klippen kloppen, guten nacht klippen kloppen.

and one more, maybe, french

"hee waaass seyying bon nuit a son cheval![
"bon soir hoorsey hoosey"

and so on....

QUOTE=SONAR-BENDER;926680]LLoyd George knew my Faaaaaather
Father knew LLoyd George
LLoyd George knew my Father
Father knew LLoyd George
etc
etc
etc
ad nauseum


OR


He was saying goodbye to 'is 'oss
He was saying goodbye to 'is 'oss
And while he was saying goodbye to 'is 'oss
He was saying goodbye to 'is 'oss
Goodbye 'oss
Goodbye 'oss
He was saying goodbye to 'is 'oss
etc
etc
etc
Ad nauseum[/QUOTE]
 
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