Most ez hogyan is van? A Sailor Ain't A Sailor ugye nagyjából annyit tesz, hogy a matróz nem matróz...
Hát igen! Hatalmasat ugrottunk az időben, mert ez a nóta úgy is ismert, hogy a Last Shanty, azaz Az utolsó tengerésznóta. Ez már a vitorla nélküli, dízelmotorok hajtotta hajók tengerésznótája, azokból az időkből, amit a magyar tengerészek ezzel a mondattal írtak le a kezdő hajósinasoknak, oppardon, akkor már csak tanuló matrózok voltunk:
Akkor fából voltak a hajók és vasból a tengerészek, ma vasból a hajók és fából a tengerészek!

Sok-sok változata van fent a nótának a jutubon. Amiért ezt (és nem a legjobban tetszőt) teszem itt közzé az, hogy lássuk: az angoloknál ez élő dal, egy kocsma közönsége is tudja, és lelkesen énekli Matthew-val! Ennél a verziónál a refrénnel kezd az énekes, a többinél nem!


Don't haul on the ropes,
Don't climb up the mast,
If you see a sailing ship it might be your last.
Get your Civvis aready for another run ashore,
A sailor aint a sailor aint a sailor anymore.


Well my father often told me when I was just a lad,
A sailors life was very hard,
The food was always bad.
But now I've joined the navy am abord a Man o' war,
Now I found a sailor aint a sailor anymore.

Don't haul on the ropes,
Don't climb up the mast,
If you see a sailing ship it might be your last.
Get your Civvis aready for another run ashore,
A sailor aint a sailor aint a sailor anymore.

Well the killy cover mess says we have it soft, it wasn't like that in his day,
when we were up aloft.
We like our bunks and sleeping bags,whats a hammok for?
swinging from the deck head or lying on the floor.

Don't haul on the ropes,
Don't climb up the mast,
If you see a sailing ship it might be your last. Get your Civvis aready for another run ashore,
A sailor aint a sailor aint a sailor anymore.

Well they gave us an engine that first went up and down,
then with more technology the engine went around.
We now steam and desil but whats it mainly for? A stoker aint a stoker with a shovel anymore.

Don't haul on the ropes,
Don't climb up the mast,
If you see a sailing ship it might be your last. Get your Civvis aready for another run ashore,
a sailor aint a sailor aint a sailor anymore.

Well they gave us a norestump so we could do it right,
they gave us a radio we signal day and night.
We know our code and cypher so whats the semaphore?
A bump n glass a dozen aint a toss anymore.

Don't haul on the ropes,
Don't climb up the mast,
If you see a sailing ship it might be your last. Get your Civvis aready for another run ashore,
a sailor aint a sailor aint a sailor anymore.

Two cans of beer a day and thats you're bleeding lot.
But now we have an extra one becuase we stopped the tot.
So, we'll put on our civvie clothes for another run ashore,
a sailors just a sailor, just like he was before.

Don't haul on the ropes,
Don't climb up the mast,
If you see a sailing ship it might be your last. Get your Civvis aready for another run ashore,
a sailor aint a sailor aint a sailor anymore.

Don't haul on the ropes,
Don't climb up the mast,
If you see a sailing ship it might be your last. Get your Civvis aready for another run ashore
a sailor aint a sailor aint a sailor anymore.



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