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Lucius Lyr Add: Swim, Sam, Swim (Bert Lee, R. P. Weston) (9) Lyr Add: Swim, Sam, Swim 30 Jul 07


I saw that David Jones was posting here lately. He did a beautiful job on this song at NEFFA, though he forewarned us that he did not recall the final verse (I usually wait until I'm in the midst of it). Oh' I hope that my formatting work.

Swim Sam, Swim - Bert Lee and R.P.Weston

Sammy was a sailor, a sailor big and broad
Shipped on board a whaler and tumbled overboard
Shouted : "Someone save me!"
Someone said : "Go Hang!
The sharks are sniffing round you!"
Then his shipmates sang:

Swim Sam, Swim Sam, Swim Sam
Show them you're some swimmer
Swim like a snow-white swan, Sam
You know how the snow-white swan swam,
Six sharp shivering sharks
Are gonna snap your limb
But a swim well-swum is a well-swum swim
So Swim Sam, Swim Sam, Swim!

Sammy swum with vigour, the race had just begun
Sharks all eyed his figure,"All jelly!" shouted one
Some old portly porpoise, bobbed up in the foam
And shouted : "If you want to catch the last boat home:(is this the whole of this line? el joe clone)
Sharks all sang the chorus and said while in the brine
"Ragtime ditties bore us, but By Gum! this is fine!" And Sammy left them singing as he climbed on board.

line breaks added, hope I got them in the right places
- el joe clone -


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