20,000 Leagues Under the Sea (1954 film)A Whale of a Tale
CHORUS 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
VERSE 1 There was Mermaid Minnie, met her down in Madagascar 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
VERSE 2 There was Typhoon Tessie, met her on the coast of Java When we kissed I bubbled up like molten lava Then she gave me the scare of my young life Blow me down and pick me up! She was the captain’s wife
VERSE 3 There was Harpoon Hannah, had a face that made you shutter Lips like fish hooks and a nose just like a rudder If I kissed her and held her tenderly (Held her tenderly) There’s no sea monster big enough To ever frighten me!