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No. 32 - Extra Song - Geoffrey and Chorus - "The Sailor Man."

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Geoffrey: Tommy Atkins is a chap
That is useful in a scrap,
He will stick to either enemy or friend;
On parade he's like an image,
But he's lively in a scrimmage
When his rifle's got a pen-knife on the end!
But there's one as good as he,
Though a better couldn't be,
And his name is Jack the jolly boy in blue;
And wherever we have tried him,
There are few you'd put beside him,
For there's nothing that a sailor cannot do!
Oh, he's all right in the ballroom,
And he's all right at the goal;
He can have some fun
With a twelve inch gun,
Or he's off to the old South Pole!
He can fly round in a sea-plane,
Or an armour'd motor-van,
Sea, land or air,
If there's any trouble there,
Why, send for the Sailor-man!
Chorus: Oh, he's all right in the ballroom,
And he's all right at the goal;
He can have some fun
With a twelve inch gun,
Or he's off to the old South Pole!
He can fly round in a sea-plane,
Or an armour'd motor-van,
Sea, land or air,
If there's any trouble there,
Why, send for the Sailor-man!
   
Geoffrey: Jack is up to any sport
When his ship is back in port,
He will race you upon anything that runs,
He can make his deck a ballroom
That will give the ladies all room,
With the cosy corners all among the guns!
He'll have cricket when he lands,
If he plays it on the sands,
And he'll try if he can be a sailor too;
He's as good at digging trenches
As the Tommies or the Frenchies,
For there's nothing that a sailor cannot do!
Oh, he's all right at a sing-song,
And he's all right at a rag;
You should see him smile
On a South-Sea Isle,
When he runs up the good old flag!
He can knock holes in a Dreadnought,
Or he'll try hard if he can,
Big games or small,
If you've any job at all,
Why, send for the Sailor-man!
Chorus: Oh, he's all right at a sing-song,
And he's all right at a rag;
You should see him smile
On a South-Sea Isle,
When he runs up the good old flag!
He can knock holes in a Dreadnought,
Or he'll try hard if he can,
Big games or small,
If you've any job at all,
Why, send for the Sailor-man!
   
Geoffrey: Now you may have heard that Jack
Has a way of looking back,
When he passes any pretty girl ashore;
If she likes to stop and chatter,
Why of course it doesn't matter,
It's the kindness of his heart, and nothing more!
There's a girl he left behind
That the sailor keeps in mind,
She'll be waiting when his ship is coming in,
And he'll tell his future Missis
He's forgotten what a kiss is,
For there's no yarn that a sailor cannot spin!
Oh, he's all right with his sweetheart,
And he's all right with his wife;
And it can't much hurt
If her Jack did flirt,
Now and then in his roving life,
There are fair girls up in Norway,
There are dark girls in Japan,
He'll drop all those
For the little lass he knows
Who waits for the Sailor-man!
Chorus: Oh, he's all right with his sweetheart,
And he's all right with his wife;
Amd it can't much hurt
If her Jack did flirt,
Now and then in his roving life,
There are fair girls up in Norway,
There are dark girls in Japan,
He'll drop all those
For the little lass he knows
Who waits for the Sailor-man!

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