From This Might Be A Wiki
|song name||The Bloodboat|
|artist||They Might Be Giants|
|releases||TMBG Unlimited - November, DialASong.com (2000-2006), Podcast 49, Leaked 1999 Studio Tape|
|sung by||John Linnell|
- From TMBG Unlimited: "The arrangement of this song is fussy enough to suggest that it was heading somewhere, but this demo seems to have hit a dead end and was never even featured on Dial-A-Song. It recently emerged that the word "bloodboat" is some kind of 19th century slang term for a ship manned by tough sailors who like fighting, but as the song makes plain, that usage is not applied here."
- According to the Oxford English Dictionary, it appears one definition or use of "bloodboat" is as a vessel whose duty is to transport beef or other meat to a larger ship. Still, though, it is unlikely that John or John applied this usage to arrive at the resulting song.
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The Bloodboat is currently ranked #299 out of 910. (16 wikians have given it an average rating of 8.50)