Tuolomee

from F. Scott Fitzgerald – The Great Gatsby (Chapter VI) on Rap Genius

Meaning

Tuolomee is the name of the yacht Jay Gatsby joined Dan Cody and set sail with. Gatsby learned from Cody what the “wealthy lifestyle” was like. Cody was a drunk and after witnessing what alcohol can do to a person, Gatsby vowed never to drink. While aboard Tuolomee, Gatsby changed his name from James Gatz to Jay Gatsby as a symbol of his changing life. It was then he decided to no longer be the poor person he had grown up as and he was going to become a wealthy man from then on out.

Dan Cody:

Jay Gatsby:

The name “Tuolomee” might be an intentional play on the words “Too all o' me” in order to suggest self indulgence.

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