Here are some British people having some remarkably innocent fun on the Thames in 1951. I wonder whether they could be persuaded to do this today? Perhaps I should try singing it somewhere… perhaps at New Year’s Eve.
My thanks to Intheboatshed regular Paul Mullings for the link.
The song is actually a bona fide sea song that bears the title Sons of the Sea, according to the Wikipedia.
There’s another snippet of the same silly entertainment in a Huggets series film from the same period.