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Remember MASH? Swimming with Bowlegged Women?

Posted by SR on March 04, 2004

In Reply to: Remember MASH? Swimming with Bowlegged Women? posted by ESC on March 02, 2004

: : What would that frase actualy mean,
: : swimming with Bowlegged Women? I'm lost.

: It's advice from an old man to a young man. Never go swimmin' with bowlegged women. But I don't know what it means.

The phrase is much older than MASH or even Captain Quint's toast in "Jaws." I remember singing it as a boy growing up in Ireland.

: I'm Popeye the sailor man,
I live in a garbage can.
I likes to go swimmin'
With bowlegged women,
I'm Popeye the sailor man.

I can remember that from the early '30s.

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