I Must Go Down To The Sea Again Poem by Spike Milligan

I Must Go Down To The Sea Again

Rating: 2.6

I must go down to the sea again,
to the lonely sea and the sky;
I left my shoes and socks there -
I wonder if they're dry?

I Must Go Down To The Sea Again
Ruth Holt 28 February 2015

I thought it was his vest & socks he left there?

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Roger Dunford 20 February 2020

There are several versions quoted with the passing years, vest and socks being one of the earlier ones and possible the original... I also heard him recite " pants and socks" one time

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Peter Rabjohns 28 April 2010

Brilliant stuff! I heard this live on radio in UK in the 1960's. Silly, silly, silly........GREAT!

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Tom Allport 21 December 2016

I believe they were last seen floating up the Thames? quite wet

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David Tyler 12 January 2023

For many years I have remembered the line to be 'vest and pants'. It looks like the poem is not quite dry!

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Suryendu Chaudhury 13 October 2020

There is a hint of parody in here. The poem is way beyond beautiful. It's really fantastic.

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I must put down the small screen, The lonely screen, but why? All I ask is for bull s..t to slowly pass me by.

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Boom Boom LaFleur 31 May 2019

Silliness and Tomfoolery For shame

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Christian 11 September 2018

Should be vest and socks

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