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Popeye the Sailor Man

Posted by Bruce Kahl on May 24, 2003

In Reply to: Was popeye a sailor or a coastgaurd posted by Lotg on May 24, 2003

: : my friend and I wer in a conversation and popeye was the subject, well we wer arguing weather popeye is a sailor as in navy or a sailor as in coast gaurd do's any one know the truth please help me proov him wrong (he was a sailor) write me at

: :: My partner & father-in-law are unanimous that he was a sailor, but can give me no grounds for their ascertions.

: Personally, I don't care, cos Popeye was my hero and I wouldn't have cared whether he was a sailor or a coastguard. But you've got me curious now.

: BTW, your spelling sure is interesting - he he.

Written by Sammy Lerner, quoted in Popeye: The First Fifty Years by Bud Sagendorf.
I'm Popeye the Sailor Man
I'm Popeye the Sailor Man
I'm strong to the "Finich"
'Cause I eats me spinach
I'm Popeye the Sailor Man.
I'm one tough Gazookus
Which hates all Palookas
Wot ain't on the up and square
I biffs 'em and buffs 'em
An' always out-roughs 'em
an' none of 'em gits no-where.
If anyone dasses to risk
My "Fisk" it's "Boff" an'
It's "Wham" un 'erstan'?
So, keep "Good Behavor"
That's your one life saver
With Popeye the Sailor Man.