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Thread #9123   Message #3853623
Posted By: Steve Gardham
07-May-17 - 04:34 AM
Thread Name: ADD: Popeye the Sailor Man (Sammy Lerner)
Subject: RE: Lyr Add: Popeye The Sailor Man
Talking about tempo of the song this could vary on the cartoon itself and in our versions. When Popeye was singing the verse it went at a steady pace and would even slow down to deliver the last few lines at the end of the cartoon, with the toot toot on his pipe. However the tune was also played very fast and in a staccato way when the exciting action was taking place, and it was at this pace that we often sang the parodies.

Remember Bluto's and Olive's version of the bawdy song 'Abraham Brown', 'Barnacle Bill the Sailor'? What a pair of voices! Oh, and Olive's 'I want a clean shaven man'. Bluto and Popeye scrapping to get a decent shave because of Olive's song and at the end she walks away with a naval officer with a big bushy beard. Those were the days! Wimpy, Swee'pea, the Goonies, Abu Hassan.....