Why Are There No Songs About Submarines (Except Yellow Submarine)?

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  • Bob Gato
    Captain
    • Feb 2019
    • 844

    Why Are There No Songs About Submarines (Except Yellow Submarine)?

    Oh Wait Here's One More From John Mayer: https://youtu.be/SrcMMyNeJJs?si=xnfVzHhm-l63Y9IM

    “Walt Grace's Submarine Test, January 1967” is the ninth track on Mayer's 2012 album, Born & Raised. The song tells the story of a man named Walt Grace, who has a dream to build a submarine and travel across the ocean to Japan.​
  • QuarterMaster
    Rear Admiral
    • Sep 2015
    • 1206

    #2
    You're punking us, right??

    Ballad of Whitey Mack


    USS Lapon (SSN-661)
    Last edited by QuarterMaster; 08-30-2023, 05:48 PM.
    v/r "Sub" Ed

    Silent Service "Cold War" Veteran (The good years!)
    NEVER underestimate the power of a Sailor who served aboard a submarine.
    USS ULYSSES S GRANT-USS SHARK-USS NAUTILUS-USS KEY WEST-USS BLUEBACK-USS PATRICK HENRY-K432-U25-SSRN SEAVIEW-PROTEUS-NAUTILUS

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    • Bob Gato
      Captain
      • Feb 2019
      • 844

      #3
      I must be living in a pineapple under the sea-that the first time I ever heard both those songs...well how a bout continuing the momentum and list others of the same
      bubbly theme...

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      • QuarterMaster
        Rear Admiral
        • Sep 2015
        • 1206

        #4
        Oooooohhhh wait!!

        NO excuse here!

        Voyage to Bottom of the Sea sung by Frankie Avalon

        (Love you Bob!)

        v/r "Sub" Ed

        Silent Service "Cold War" Veteran (The good years!)
        NEVER underestimate the power of a Sailor who served aboard a submarine.
        USS ULYSSES S GRANT-USS SHARK-USS NAUTILUS-USS KEY WEST-USS BLUEBACK-USS PATRICK HENRY-K432-U25-SSRN SEAVIEW-PROTEUS-NAUTILUS

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        • QuarterMaster
          Rear Admiral
          • Sep 2015
          • 1206

          #5
          Uh oh Bob...

          Google is your friend!


          Thomas Dolby - One Of Our Submarines


          You realize I can go to town here.....
          v/r "Sub" Ed

          Silent Service "Cold War" Veteran (The good years!)
          NEVER underestimate the power of a Sailor who served aboard a submarine.
          USS ULYSSES S GRANT-USS SHARK-USS NAUTILUS-USS KEY WEST-USS BLUEBACK-USS PATRICK HENRY-K432-U25-SSRN SEAVIEW-PROTEUS-NAUTILUS

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          • redboat219
            Admiral
            • Dec 2008
            • 2881

            #6
            Oldies
            https://youtu.be/35BSU1Y2dgY?si=pEcRhqRP1JJUTchs

            https://youtu.be/TgXWNsDhbVE?si=rRbyyu76O9Yz1Uki
            Last edited by redboat219; 08-30-2023, 06:13 PM.
            Make it simple, make strong, make it work!

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            • He Who Shall Not Be Named
              Moderator
              • Aug 2008
              • 12503

              #7
              Ther's the famous Submariner's Hymn.

              Goes like this:

              "Hymn, Hymn... **** HIM!"
              Who is John Galt?

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              • Fishb0y
                Lieutenant
                • Jul 2023
                • 80

                #8
                There’s also the official Submariner song, but this is a family site…
                Now if you'll excuse me, I'm going to go on an overnight drunk, and in 10 days I'm going to set out to find the shark that ate my friend and destroy it. Anyone who wants to tag along is more than welcome.

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                • Albacore 569
                  Commander
                  • Sep 2020
                  • 360

                  #9
                  Kipling wrote 'the trade' ( a poem not a song) in the Great war before we knew batter to give them numbers.


                  "The Trade"


                  BY RUDYARD KIPLING


                  1914-18
                  (Sea Warfare)



                  They bear, in place of classic names,

                  Letters and numbers on their skin.

                  They play their grisly blindfold games

                  In little boxes made of tin.

                  Sometimes they stalk the Zeppelin,

                  Sometimes they learn where mines are laid,

                  Or where the Baltic ice is thin.

                  That is the custom of "The Trade."


                  Few prize-courts sit upon their claims.

                  They seldom tow their targets in.

                  They follow certain secret aims

                  Down under, far from strife or din.

                  When they are ready to begin

                  No flag is flown, no fuss is made

                  More than the shearing of a pin.

                  That is the custom of "The Trade."


                  The Scout's quadruple funnel flames

                  A mark from Sweden to the Swin,

                  The Cruiser's thund'rous screw proclaims

                  Her comings out and goings in:

                  But only whiffs of paraffin

                  Or creamy rings that fizz and fade

                  Show where the one-eyed Death has been.

                  That is the custom of "The Trade."


                  Their feats, their fortunes and their fames

                  Are hidden from their nearest kin;

                  No eager public backs or blames,

                  No journal prints the yarn they spin

                  (The Censor would not let it in! )

                  When they return from run or raid.

                  Unheard they work, unseen they win.

                  That is the custom of "The Trade."​






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                  • Das Boot
                    Rear Admiral
                    • Dec 2019
                    • 1178

                    #10
                    “Submarines”
                    The Lumineers:

                    I believe submarines
                    Underneath deep blue seas
                    Saw the flags Japanese
                    No one will believe me

                    Ran back to the town bar
                    And I told the people how
                    I had seen the submarine
                    And everyone laughed aloud

                    I did spy periscopes
                    Dead of night on the eastern coast
                    The police made them jokes
                    Told me I'd seen a ghost

                    Everyone thinks I'm a liar
                    No one knows the truth
                    If it was a bigger fire
                    I would be on the roof

                    Ships will rust in Baldwin Bay
                    (Let me go!)
                    No one trusts what I say
                    (I don't know!)
                    Oh my God, no one paid
                    (Attention!)
                    Overnight, my hair turned grey
                    (Oh oh oh!)

                    In the end it boils down to credibility
                    I had none, so I will die with the secrets of the sea
                    (Submarine can't find me!)
                    Submarine
                    (Submarine!)​
                    Of the 40,000 men who served on German submarines, 30,000 never returned.”

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                    • Das Boot
                      Rear Admiral
                      • Dec 2019
                      • 1178

                      #11
                      If Rap is your thing:
                      Of the 40,000 men who served on German submarines, 30,000 never returned.”

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                      • wlambing
                        Commander
                        • Nov 2020
                        • 298

                        #12
                        Look up Tommy Cox on You Tube. He was a figure in the events of Blindman's Bluff and was a friend of Bob Harris' here in Swamp Yankee land. Former Sheriff of Aroostook County, ME, too. Sadly, another Brother of the Phin who passed away 19 FEB 23.

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                        • Bob Gato
                          Captain
                          • Feb 2019
                          • 844

                          #13
                          Originally posted by wlambing
                          Look up Tommy Cox on You Tube. He was a figure in the events of Blindman's Bluff and was a friend of Bob Harris' here in Swamp Yankee land. Former Sheriff of Aroostook County, ME, too. Sadly, another Brother of the Phin who passed away 19 FEB 23.
                          - Thumbs up for Tommy Cox...many good songs-BG

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