The Saucy Programmer


Reprinted from Songworm 3
This parody was sung by Frank Hayes on Tapeworm 2

Parody of “The Saucy Sailor”, words and music traditional

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Parody lyrics ©3/24/89 by Bob Kanefsky. All rights reserved. The copyright of the original lyrics and music remain with the holder(s) of the original copyright.

G
Come 
you D
young 
one, come you single one,
Come be my delight.
Would you G
fancy 
a poor D
prog
rammer
Who will work hard C
through 
the G
night
?

Oh, you're dirty, love, and unshaven, love,
And your jeans are full of holes.
And to wed with a poor programmer
Is not on my list of goals.

Though I'm dirty, love, and unshaven, love,
And my jeans may not be new,
I've got millions in my bank account,
And in stock options, too.

Oh, then why did you not say so
In the first place, pray tell?
You're a software engineer, my love,
And I love you as well.

Do you think that I'm such a loser, then,
And so down on my luck
That I'd marry a poor yuppie girl
Who would soon spend all my bucks?

I can search the world's lonely hearts ads
In the blink of an eye.
Just you watch, now; I'll be wedded
To some other girl by and by.

I'm compatible, I'm eccentric,
User-friendly, and free.
And I don't care a single bit, me boys,
What the world thinks of me!