George Formby Song-book: Thirty Thirsty Sailors-1942
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Thirty Thirsty Sailors-1942
  Regal Zonophone MR3654 Box/Cox/Leslie

Now there s a ship that's homeward bound and it's been to Timbuctoo
And on that ship thats homeward bound theres a very thirsty crew.
They've been on the wagon sixty days or more
And every night on the lower deck you'll hear the sailors roar.

Thirty thirsty sailors sailing on the sea.
Thirty thirsty sailors theyre as thirsty as can be.
Thirty thirsty sailors, they don't pine for love
Thirty pints of foaming glory, all they're thinking of.

Yo ho ho and bottle of rum puts hair upon your chest.
Youll hear thirty thirsty sailors holler beer is best in barrells.
Soon theyll be in Pompey, spending ten bob notes,
Pouring pints of wallop down their thirty thirsty throats.

Thirty thirsty sailors, sailing on the sea,
Thirty thirsty sailors they're as thirsty as can be.
Soon you'll hear loud speakers, shout with all their might
"Mothers, keep your girls at home, the fleet's lit up tonight"

Yo ho ho and a bottle of rum puts hair upon your chest.
You'll hear thirty thirsty sailors holler beer is best in barrells.

If they throw a party, you'll hear bits of fluff
Shouting, "Where's my hat and things, the party's getting rough"
Thirty thirsty sailors sailing on the sea
Thirty thirsty sailors they're as thirsty as can be.

When the battle's over, all the married men
Will go home and stoke the fire, then off to sea again

Yo ho ho and a bottle of rum puts hair upon your chest
You'll hear thirty thirsty sailors holler beer is best in barrels.

Girls will tell each other when the night is through
Never was so much done for so many by so few.

Pouring pints of wallop down their thirty thirsty throats.
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