4 May 2010 0 Comments

Whale of a Tale

Music and Lyrics by Norman Gimbel and Al Hoffman (c) 1954 Jules Verne’s 20,000 Leagues under the Sea, Disney

Got a whale of a tale to tell ya, lads
A whale of a tale or two
‘Bout the flappin fish and the girls I’ve loved
On nights like this with the moon above
A whale of a tale and it’s all true
I swear by my tattoo

There was Mermaid Minnie, met her down in Madagaskar
She would kiss me, any time that I would ask her
Then one evening her flame of love blew out
Blow me down and pick me up!
She swapped me for a trout

There was Typhoon Tessie, met her on the coast of Java
When we kissed I bubbled up like molten lava
Then she told me and gave me the scare of my young life
Blow me down and pick me up!
She was the captain’s wife

There was Harpoon Hannah, met her down in California

Kisses sweeter than Mary’s fine French brandy

Then next morning I woke in fear and fright

Blow me down and pick me up

Hannah was my wife


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