Something About A Sailor

Album: Ace Of Clubs (1950)

Songfacts®:

  • 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. >>
    Suggestion credit:
    Alexander Baron - London, England

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