UNSINKABLE SAM the navy cat Traditional Folk

Released December 16, 2018

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Composition

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James Fraser ("offthewall")
South Shields near Newcastle Tyneside United Kingdom
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Composition, all music and production.
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Joel Sattler ("joel_sattlersongs")
Chevy Chase Maryland USA
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Lyrics

Sound Recording

PRO
Joel Sattler ("joel_sattlersongs")
Chevy Chase Maryland USA
Other releases
Lyrics.
PLUS
James Fraser ("offthewall")
South Shields near Newcastle Tyneside United Kingdom
Other releases
Composition, all music and production.
Artist's Notes

Joel Sattler interpretation of a true story.

Lyrics

UNSINKABLE SAM the navy cat

 

In nineteen hundred and forty-one

the Bismarck sailed under the gun

the greatest ship the Nazis had

within ten days it all went bad

she won her battle but went down

two thousand men aboard were drowned

but her ship's cat was found before

clinging to an oaken board

 

Sam Sam Sam

the most unsinkable Sam

the cat with nine lives

who always survives

the unsunk unsinkable Sam

the most unsinkable Sam

Sam Sam Sam Sam Sam Sam Sam

 

so Sam changed o'er to England's side

on HMS Cossack he did ride

they sailed upon the Sea of Med

with the Limeys and the dead

but then the U-Boats sank her too

and Sam was saved yet once anew

debarked upon Gibraltar Rock

from there to serve aboard the Ark

 

Sam Sam Sam

the most unsinkable Sam

the cat with nine lives

who always survives

the unsunk unsinkable Sam

the most unsinkable Sam

Sam Sam Sam Sam Sam Sam Sam

 

the Ark Royal was tried and true

but the torpedoes found her too

Gibraltar's gov'ner took him in

and sent him back to old England

the Home for Sailors in Belfast

was where he ended up at last

and there he died so peacefully

between the Devil and the deep blue sea

 

Sam Sam Sam

the most unsinkable Sam

the cat with nine lives

who always survives

the unsunk unsinkable Sam

the most unsinkable Sam

Sam Sam Sam Sam Sam Sam Sam

Sam Sam Sam Sam Sam Sam Sam