It may come as a surprise that "Something About A Sailor" dates only from 1950, but no one should be surprised that the phrase predates its composition by Coward for his musical Ace Of Clubs
"There's Something Merry And Bright About A Sailor" dates from before the First World War, and a book Something About A Sailor
by Blake Snowdon was published in 1936.
In Ace Of Clubs
, this downtempo song is performed by Harry, who is of course a sailor.
Alexander Baron - London, England