Here's the Cameroonian version of "A Little Sailor Boy"...

Notes

Nyango said, "I must find the rest of the verses in this song. It is really fun. If I remember right, he does mention something at the end which leads her to change her tune and sing 'I will marry you!' Another version has men in different professions coming to ask her to marry them. That version goes..."

A Little Sailor Boy

Boy:
I'm a little sailor, who comes from the sea,
Who comes from the sea just to marry you,
Oh, won't you marry, marry, marry,
Won't you marry me?

Girl:
You're a little sailor, who comes from the sea,
Who comes from the sea just to marry me,
Oh, I won't marry, marry, marry,
I won't marry you.

2nd Boy:
I'm a simple farmer, who comes from the farm,
Who comes from the farm just to marry you,
Oh, won't you marry, marry, marry,
Won't you marry me?

Girl:
You're a simple farmer, who comes from the farm,
Who comes from the farm just to marry me,
Oh, I won't marry, marry, marry,
I won't marry you.

3rd Boy:
I'm a humble preacher, who comes from the church,
Who comes from the church just to marry you,
Oh, won't you marry, marry, marry,
Won't you marry me?

Girl:
You're a humble preacher, who comes from the church,
Who comes from the church just to marry me,
Oh, I won't marry, marry, marry,
I won't marry you.

4th Boy:
I'm a simple banker, who comes from the bank,
Who comes from the bank just to marry you,
Oh, won't you marry, marry, marry,
Won't you marry me?

Girl:
You're a simple banker who comes from the bank,
Who comes from the bank just to marry me,
Yes, I will marry; I will be your honey,
I will marry you.

Go figure! :-)
That's not part of the song, just me :-) " -Nyango

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Nyango wrote: "You can see Nigerian actor/musician, Nkem Owoh and Maureen Solomon doing a souped up version of this one on youtube."

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Many thanks to Nyango M. Nambangi of the Minnesota African Women's Association for contributing this song and for singing it for us.

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Sheet Music - Little Sailor Boy

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