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Anonymous asked in Entertainment & MusicMusicLyrics · 2 years ago

Who sings that one song that says the devil will drag you down if you don’t stop rocking the boat?

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  • 2 years ago
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    It's from the musical play Guys and Dolls, based on the much-beloved characters and stories of Damon Runyon. It's sung by the character Nicely-Nicely Johnson (he was called that because whenever anyone asked how he was doing he'd answer 'Nicely nicely'). The character was played by Stubby Kaye on Broadway and he got to reprise his role in the movie.

    I dreamed last night I was on the boat to heaven

    And by some chance I had brought my dice along

    And there I stood, and I hollered, "Someone fade me"

    But the passengers they knew right from wrong

    And the people all said 'Sit down!

    Sit down you're rockin' the boat"

    The people all said 'Sit down.'

    Sit down you're rockin' the boat

    And the devil will drag you under

    By the sharp lapel of your checkered coat

    Sit down, sit down, sit down, sit down

    Sit down you're rocking the boat"

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  • 2 years ago

    Stubby Kaye - Sit Down, You're Rockin' the Boat. Guys and Dolls.

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  • ladytc
    Lv 6
    2 years ago

    It is from the musical Guys and Dolls.

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  • Anonymous
    2 years ago

    It was either the guys or the dolls I can never remember

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  • Molly
    Lv 4
    2 years ago

    Frank Loesser. He wrote the lyrics/music for the Broadway musical "Guys and Dolls," where the song was introduced.

    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Frank_Loesser

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