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ADD: Popeye the Sailor Man (Sammy Lerner)

14 Feb 99 - 12:32 PM (#58549)
Subject: Lyrics for Popeye the Sailor
From: spindrift (inactive)

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


14 Feb 99 - 01:22 PM (#58553)
Subject: RE: Lyrics for Popeye the Sailor
From: RWilhelm

They are here at The Popeye Project./


15 Feb 99 - 10:02 AM (#58676)
Subject: RE: Lyrics for Popeye the Sailor
From: catspaw49

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


15 Feb 99 - 12:28 PM (#58702)
Subject: RE: Lyrics for Popeye the Sailor
From: Bill D

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*


15 Feb 99 - 01:01 PM (#58708)
Subject: RE: Lyrics for Popeye the Sailor
From: Bill D

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


15 Feb 99 - 04:43 PM (#58733)
Subject: RE: Lyrics for Popeye the Sailor
From: catspaw49

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


15 Feb 99 - 06:13 PM (#58739)
Subject: RE: Lyrics for Popeye the Sailor
From: rick fielding

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?


15 Feb 99 - 07:28 PM (#58747)
Subject: RE: Lyrics for Popeye the Sailor
From: Alice

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


15 Feb 99 - 08:12 PM (#58750)
Subject: RE: Lyrics for Popeye the Sailor
From: Bob Biderman

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


15 Feb 99 - 08:19 PM (#58752)
Subject: RE: Lyrics for Popeye the Sailor
From: Bill D

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*


15 Feb 99 - 08:26 PM (#58754)
Subject: RE: Lyrics for Popeye the Sailor
From: Bill D

messed up the Terraserver link..

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


15 Feb 99 - 08:29 PM (#58756)
Subject: RE: Lyrics for Popeye the Sailor
From: Bill D

tsk!!!


15 Feb 99 - 08:30 PM (#58757)
Subject: RE: Lyrics for Popeye the Sailor
From: Bill D

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

I KNOW I was careful


16 Feb 99 - 10:09 PM (#58902)
Subject: RE: Lyrics for Popeye the Sailor
From: Bob Biderman

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


16 Feb 99 - 11:14 PM (#58906)
Subject: RE: Lyrics for Popeye the Sailor
From: McMusic

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.


16 Feb 99 - 11:36 PM (#58910)
Subject: RE: Lyrics for Popeye the Sailor
From: Lonesome EJ

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


21 Feb 99 - 12:14 PM (#59459)
Subject: RE: Lyrics for Popeye the Sailor
From: Alice

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.


21 Feb 99 - 01:09 PM (#59461)
Subject: RE: Lyrics for Popeye the Sailor
From: Joe Offer

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


21 Feb 99 - 01:55 PM (#59472)
Subject: Lyr Add: POPEYE THE SAILOR MAN
From: Matthew Bram

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


21 Feb 99 - 02:33 PM (#59478)
Subject: RE: Lyrics for Popeye the Sailor
From: Alice

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


21 Feb 99 - 03:03 PM (#59481)
Subject: RE: Tune of Popeye the Sailor
From: RS

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


21 Feb 99 - 03:36 PM (#59485)
Subject: RE: Lyrics for Popeye the Sailor
From: da da dum

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


21 Feb 99 - 05:55 PM (#59491)
Subject: RE: Lyrics for Popeye the Sailor
From: Mike Billo

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!


21 Feb 99 - 08:44 PM (#59507)
Subject: RE: Lyrics for Popeye the Sailor
From: Banjer

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.......


22 Feb 99 - 08:39 AM (#59563)
Subject: RE: Lyrics for Popeye the Sailor
From: John in Brisbane

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


24 Feb 99 - 04:14 PM (#60048)
Subject: RE: Lyrics for Popeye the Sailor
From: spindrift (inactive)

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


02 Mar 07 - 09:34 AM (#1983839)
Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Popeye the Sailor Man
From: The Fooles Troupe

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


02 Mar 07 - 06:18 PM (#1984387)
Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Popeye the Sailor Man
From: Andy Jackson

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.


03 Mar 07 - 06:02 AM (#1984732)
Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Popeye the Sailor Man
From: Big Al Whittle

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!


03 Mar 07 - 10:06 PM (#1985447)
Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Popeye the Sailor Man
From: Mr Happy

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


03 Mar 07 - 10:45 PM (#1985467)
Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Popeye the Sailor Man
From: Mr Happy

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


03 Mar 07 - 11:56 PM (#1985495)
Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Popeye the Sailor Man
From: open mike

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


31 Aug 09 - 10:31 AM (#2712888)
Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Popeye the Sailor Man
From: GUEST,Paul Wramage

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


31 Aug 09 - 12:36 PM (#2712987)
Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Popeye the Sailor Man
From: Rog Peek

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

Rog


24 Jun 11 - 10:06 AM (#3175740)
Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Popeye the Sailor Man
From: GUEST

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


24 Jun 11 - 11:07 AM (#3175763)
Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Popeye the Sailor Man
From: GUEST,C. Ham

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


06 Aug 11 - 12:30 AM (#3202475)
Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Popeye the Sailor Man
From: GUEST,guest

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.


06 Aug 11 - 12:49 AM (#3202480)
Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Popeye the Sailor Man
From: Big Ballad Singer

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.


06 Aug 11 - 08:11 AM (#3202590)
Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Popeye the Sailor Man
From: EBarnacle

Obviously!


06 Aug 11 - 03:54 PM (#3202856)
Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Popeye the Sailor Man
From: Q (Frank Staplin)

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.)


08 Aug 11 - 01:00 PM (#3203966)
Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Popeye the Sailor Man
From: BrooklynJay

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


05 May 17 - 07:06 PM (#3853459)
Subject: Lyr Add: Popeye The Sailor Man
From: GUEST

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


05 May 17 - 08:42 PM (#3853468)
Subject: RE: Lyr Add: Popeye The Sailor Man
From: Rapparee

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.


06 May 17 - 05:30 AM (#3853492)
Subject: RE: Lyr Add: Popeye The Sailor Man
From: GUEST,DTM

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.


06 May 17 - 06:21 AM (#3853497)
Subject: RE: Lyr Add: Popeye The Sailor Man
From: Senoufou

(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!)


06 May 17 - 01:32 PM (#3853559)
Subject: RE: Lyr Add: Popeye The Sailor Man
From: Steve Gardham

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.


06 May 17 - 02:17 PM (#3853563)
Subject: RE: Lyr Add: Popeye The Sailor Man
From: GUEST,Mg

Nobody sang toot tootafterthe first two lines?


06 May 17 - 07:43 PM (#3853591)
Subject: RE: Lyr Add: Popeye The Sailor Man
From: Gallus Moll

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?


06 May 17 - 08:00 PM (#3853593)
Subject: RE: Lyr Add: Popeye The Sailor Man
From: GUEST,.gargoyle

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.


07 May 17 - 03:11 AM (#3853614)
Subject: RE: Lyr Add: Popeye The Sailor Man
From: Senoufou

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)


07 May 17 - 04:34 AM (#3853623)
Subject: RE: Lyr Add: Popeye The Sailor Man
From: Steve Gardham

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.....


07 May 17 - 06:30 AM (#3853638)
Subject: RE: Lyr Add: Popeye The Sailor Man
From: banjoman

I'm Popeye the sailor man
I come from the Isle of Man
I bought a piana(o)
for one & a tanner
I'm Popeye the sailor man


07 May 17 - 01:36 PM (#3853722)
Subject: RE: Lyr Add: Popeye The Sailor Man
From: Senoufou

My husband says Popeye was broadcast in Ivory Coast many, many years ago, dubbed in French. 'Popeye Le Matelot'.


07 May 17 - 02:10 PM (#3853730)
Subject: RE: Lyr Add: Popeye The Sailor Man
From: meself

"on a screen about one foot square"

We had a TV like that - even smaller, probably - till after I'd grown up and left home. It was bought in the '50s - they made'm to last, then. Anyway, one of the local children, from a bit of a rough home, was quoted as telling his parents that our TV was "so goddamn small, you have to have to stand in a line and take turns watching it!"


08 May 17 - 10:04 AM (#3853903)
Subject: RE: Lyr Add: Popeye The Sailor Man
From: Senoufou

I've been looking this up, and according to Wikipedia, the first animated Popeye cartoons were created in 1933!!

I suppose his little song was to encourage children to eat up their spinach. However we always loved our spinach anyway, and never minded eating it. It didn't make us as strong as Popeye though.


09 May 17 - 12:48 AM (#3854013)
Subject: ADD: Sindbad the Sailor (from Popeye)
From: Joe Offer

SINDBAD THE SAILOR
[From the cartoon film "Popeye The Sailor Meets Sindbad The Sailor" (1936)]
(Sammy Timberg / Bob Rothberg / Sammy Lerner)


Jack Mercer as Popeye & Gus Wickie as Sindbad - 1936




SINDBAD:
I'm Sindbad the Sailor, so hearty and hale
I live on an island on the back of a whale
It's a whale of an island, that's not a bad joke
Its lord and its master is this handsome bloke

Who's the most remarkable extraordinary fellow?
Sindbad the Sailor!

I scare all creation on land or on sea
But talk about women, they all fall for me
I take my adventures wherever they're found
I don't wanta brag, folks, but I've been around

Who's the most phenomenal extra-special kind of fellow?
Sindbad the Sailor!

From the Valley of Serpents these diamonds I took
I cleaned out those serpents with one dirty look!

Now look at this monster, so strong and so huge
He'd frighten King Kong, but he's only my stooge
The capture of Boola for me was just fun
Whoever said two heads were better than one, hah-hah

Who's the most phenomenal extraordinary fellow?
(Youse! Sindbads the Sailor!)

On one of my travels, I ran into this
Now there was a thrill I'd be sorry to miss
He spread out his wings, and the sunlight grew dim
He took me in his feet, but I ran off with him

Who's the most remarkable extraordinary fellow?
Sindbad the Sailor!

Who's the most phenomenal extra-special kind of fellow?
Sindbad the Sailor!

I'm afraid of nobody under the sun
All I say is "Boo!" and my enemies run!

Who's the most remarkable extraordinary fellow?
POPEYE: It's Popeye the sailor man!
SINDBAD: Who?

POPEYE:
Popeye the sailor man
I'm strong to the finich
'Cause I eats me spinach
I'm Popeye the sailor man

I'm one tough gazookas
Which hates all palookas
What ain't on the up and square
I biffs and I boffs 'em
And always outroughs 'em
But none of 'em gets nowhere

If anyone dasses to risk me fisks
It's 'Bop!' and it's 'Wham!', understand?
So keep good behav'our
That's your one lifesaver
With Popeye the sailor man

I'm Popeye the sailor man
Popeye the sailor man
I'm strong to the finich
'Cause I eats me spinach
I'm Popeye the swag whaler man!

Who's the most remarkable extraordinary fellah?
(You, Popeye the Sailor!)



(Transcribed by Mel Priddle - May 2014)


http://lyricsplayground.com/alpha/songs/s/sinbadthesailor.shtml

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wQiAlSQyeLU