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16 September 2004 @ 09:45 pm
 
There are clean lyrics to 'Blow the Man Down,' right? Somewhere?

I certainly hope so, since I recommended the song to someone doing a pirate presentation ot a class of first graders. She wanted to do a song they could sing along with - I figured that was better than 'Drunken Sailor.'
 
 
 
Jessica Arielliret on September 16th, 2004 06:52 pm (UTC)
I know there's a version on a Barney tape, you probably can't get much cleaner.
Phoenix Risingmynock25 on September 16th, 2004 07:10 pm (UTC)
Here.

It even plays the tune while you read the lyrics.
Kelladyjoust on September 16th, 2004 07:56 pm (UTC)
Thanks to you both! Hopefully she'll find these; I did suggest she go online to look, and just ignore the bawdier ones.
Peregrinejperegrine on September 17th, 2004 12:54 am (UTC)
All depends on what you mean by "clean". The version we do is as close as we could find to "original" lyrics. No innuendo, no perversion. Some of the language isn't exactly pristine (definitely NOT for first graders), but that's sailors for you. The song is really about the hell of getting conned into going out to sea.
Andreaoptimistprime on September 17th, 2004 05:13 am (UTC)
She wanted to do a song they could sing along with - I figured that was better than 'Drunken Sailor.'

I actually remember learning Drunken Sailor in elementary school. Many, many moons ago...
Nimnimue9 on September 17th, 2004 08:19 am (UTC)
So did I, except for the 'captain's daughter' verses. I also remember singing 'Blow the Man Down,' which was about a guy who sees a girl who tells him to go away. Quite innocent. We all loved singing 'Blow Ye Winds' because we got to say 'damn.' That's second graders for ya.