The Tugboat Song

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The Harborview School on Staten Island uses my Oyster Aristocracy CD as part of their curriculum on oysters (they are involved with The Billion Oyster Project) and the kids know those songs. If there is anything more heartwarming than walking into a room full of kids who know your songs and can’t wait to sing them with you... well...This song was requested by the principal, Carol Mongiello. They needed a song about tugboats. I can not thank her enough for her enthusiasm and her support.

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THE TUGBOAT SONG
© Bob Wright

you can tug on your ear
(you can tug on your ear)
you can tug on your nose
(you can tug on your nose)
you can tug on your fingers
(you can tug on your fingers)
you can tug on your toes
(you can tug on your toes)
you can tug all you want
on your Mama’s hand
but you can’t tug tug like a tugboat can

tuuuuuuggg boats
work hard for you and me
tuuuuggg boats
are the tuggiest boats
you ever will see

you can tug on your hair
(you can tug on your hair)
you can tug on your collar
(you can tug on your collar)
you can tug on your lips
(you can tug on your lips)
you can tug on a dollar
(you can tug on a dollar)
you can tug all you want
on your Daddy’s hand
but you can’t tug tug like a tugboat can

tuuuuuuggg boats
work hard for you and me
tuuuuggg boats
are the tuggiest boats
you ever will see

you can tug on your ear
(you can tug on your ear)
you can tug on your nose
(you can tug on your nose)
you can tug on your fingers
(you can tug on your fingers)
you can tug on your toes
(you can tug on your toes)
you can tug all you want
on your Mama’s hand
but you can’t tug tug like a tugboat can

tuuuuuuggg boats
work hard for you and me
tuuuuggg boats
are the tuggiest boats
you ever will see

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from Harbortown Redocks, released May 16, 2020

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Bob Wright/ Harbortown New York, New York

He is a multi-instrumentalist, an award winning songwriter and Bob Wright songs are often mistaken for traditional songs because their immigrant roots run deep beneath the surface of America and back to the places they came from for nurturing and inspiration. They surface in a modern world, constructed with a modern sensibility and a comforting resonance with the past. ... more

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