"All You Pretty Girls" as written by and Andy Partridge....
Do something for me, boys
If I should die at sea, boys
Write a little note, boys
Set it off afloat, saying

Bless you, bless you, all of you pretty girls
Village and city girls by the quayside
Bless you, bless you, all of you pretty girls
Watching and waiting by the sea

Bless you, bless you, all of you pretty girls
Quiet or witty girls by the quayside
Bless you, bless you, all of you pretty girls
Watching and waiting there for me

I think about your pale arms waving
When I see the caps upon the green
And the rocking roller-coaster ocean
Think about you every night when I'm fathoms asleep
And in my dreams
We are rocking in a similar motion

Bless you, bless you, all of you pretty girls
Village and city girls by the quayside
Bless you, bless you, all of you pretty girls
Watching and waiting by the sea

Bless you, bless you, all of you pretty girls
Quiet or witty girls by the quayside
Bless you, bless you, all of you pretty girls
Watching and waiting there for me

I think about the salt sea rolling
Down in pearly tears upon your cheeks
Just like the day the harbor pulled away
I think about your warm white sheets unfolding
The more I have to drink
The more that I can think to say

Do something for me, boys
If I should die at sea, boys
Write a little note, boys
And set it off afloat, saying

Bless you, bless you, all of you pretty girls
Village and city girls by the quayside
Bless you, bless you, all of you pretty girls
Watching and waiting by the sea

Bless you, bless you, all of you pretty girls
Quiet or witty girls by the quayside
Bless you, bless you, all of you pretty girls
Watching and waiting there for me

Bless you, bless you, all of you pretty girls
Village and city girls by the quayside
Bless you, bless you, all of you pretty girls
Watching and waiting by the sea

Bless you, bless you, all of you pretty girls
Quiet or witty girls by the quayside
Bless you, bless you, all of you pretty girls
Watching and waiting there for me

Bless you, bless you, all of you pretty girls
Village and city girls by the quayside
Bless you, bless you, all of you pretty girls
Watching and waiting by the sea


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"All You Pretty Girls" as written by Andy Partridge

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    General CommentIt's about Andy sending blessings to pretty girls. Ugly ones get curses though.
    modestmauson May 10, 2008   Link
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    General CommentBasically, it's sung from the viewpoint of a sailor who is asking his comrades to show his appreciation for "all the pretty girls," if he should die at sea.
    Nornocon October 04, 2008   Link
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    General CommentIn the last stanza, the "I think about the salt sea rolling down in pearly tears upon your cheeks" is some gorgeous poetry. More than I'm used to hearing from Andy, anyway.

    As to the meaning, I do think it's about an (overly) optimistic sailor thinking that every girl is mourning for his departure and eagerly awaiting the day he will return. I can't tell if they're being serious or facetious, though.
    KoshKing777on August 19, 2009   Link
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    General CommentIt's a great song, a filthy song. Seriously... think about the line quoted by the poster above, about the salty liquid on the girls face. Yeah... the whole song is like that.
    gravitonon September 18, 2010   Link
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    General CommentGot to agree with Graviton: This is a brilliant filthy song. "...in my dreams, we are rocking in a similar motion". Lol.
    diokanon February 13, 2012   Link

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