Boat Shoves Off, The (We'll Have Another Dance Until the Boat Comes in)
DESCRIPTION: To the tune of the "Sailor's Horrnpipe": "Hey there Jack, have you ever seen the Queen, Have you ever seen a Blue-Jack kissing a marine? If you go to Gibraltar take a flying trip to Malta, And we'll have another dance until the boat comes in"
EARLIEST DATE: 1972 (Tawney-GreyFunnelLines-RoyalNavy)
KEYWORDS: sailor navy royalty technology derivative
FOUND IN: Britain(England(South))
REFERENCES (1 citation):
Tawney-GreyFunnelLines-RoyalNavy, p. 130, "We'll Have Another Dance Until the Boat Comes in" (2 fragments, tune referenced)
cf. "The Sailor's Hornpipe" (tune)
NOTES [33 words]: I feel quite certain that I've heard a version of this where the second line runs something like "Have you seen the Prince (?) in a submarine." But it doesn't seem to be part of the collected version.
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