"The Girl I left Behind", also known as "The Girl I Left Behind Me", is an English folk song dating back to Elizabethan times. It is said to have been played when soldiers left for war or a naval vessel set sail. According to other sources the song originated in 1758 when English Admirals Hawke and Rodney were observing the French fleet. The first printed text of the song appeared in Dublin in 1791. A popular tune with several variations The Girl I Left Behind Me may have been imported into America around 1650 as 'Brighton Camp', of which a copy dating from around 1796 resides in the Bodleian Library, Oxford.

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Popeye the Sailor Meets Sindbad the Sailor part of Popeye the Sailor (Fleischer Studios)

Popeye the Sailor Meets Sindbad the Sailor
part of Popeye the Sailor (Fleischer Studios)

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Plays after Popeye beats the 2-headed monster

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