Shrimp Boats

Jo Stafford, Paul Weston, Paul Weston & His Orchestra, Norman Luboff Choir Buy

About Shrimp Boats

"Shrimp Boats" was a popular song in the 1950s. It was written by Paul Mason Howard and Paul Weston and published in 1951. Charting versions were recorded by Jo Stafford (Weston's wife) and Dolores Gray. It was also recorded by Claude Gray (a country music singer) in 1963, and by Pete Fountain, Abdullah Ibrahim, The Orioles, and Buddy Tate. It's not known if Claude and Dolores were related. There was also an episode of Ozzie and Harriet, around 1952, in which Ricky Nelson sang a parody of "Shrimp Boats". The recording by Jo Stafford was made in July, 1951 and released by Columbia Records as catalog number 39581, with the flip side "Love, Mystery, and Adventure". It first reached the Billboard magazine charts on November 9, 1951 and lasted 17 weeks on the chart, peaking at #2. The recording by Dolores Gray was released by Decca Records as catalog number 27832, with the flip side "More! More! More!" It first reached the Billboard magazine charts on November 30, 1951 and lasted 6 weeks on the chart, peaking at #25. A U. K. version was recorded by Billy Cotton and his band also in 1951. 


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Oh...
(CHORUS):
Shrimp boats is a-comin' 
Their sails are in sight
Shrimp boats is a-comin'
There's dancin' tonight 
Why don't 'cha hurry hurry hurry home
Why don't 'cha hurry hurry hurry home
Look here! The shrimp boats is a-comin'
There's dancin' tonight
(Shrimp boats is a-comin', there's dancin' tonight)

(REPEAT CHORUS)

(SLOWLY): 
They go to sea with the evenin' tide
And the women folk wave their good-bye
(There they go... There they go)
While the Louisiana moon floats on high
And they wait for the day when they can cry...

(CHORUS)

(SLOWLY):
Happy the days while they're mending the nets
'Til once more they ride out to sea
(There they go... There they go)
Then how lonely the nights will be
'Til that wonderful day when they sing...

(CHORUS)

(Shrimp boats is a-comin' - there's dancin'
There's dancin' There's dancin' There's dancin' ...)

Shrimp boats is a-comin' - there's dancin' tonight!

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Paul Weston

Paul Weston (March 12, 1912 – September 20, 1996) was an American pianist, arranger, composer and conductor. Weston was born Paul Wetstein in Springfield, Massachusetts. Weston has a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame honoring his work in music. more »

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Written by: PAUL MASON HOWARD, PAUL WESTON

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