The Sea Captain

I sailed my ship for many a day / across the stormy sea,

Many a ruffian I have carried / and never refused but three.

They met me on a summer day, / and saw my gallant ship,

And sought a passage to the other side / upon a hurried trip.

They offered all the dough they had, / mixed with a little sass,

That made me kinda hesitate, / and ask them for a pass,

They deemed a pass unnecessary / for men of their degree,

And insisted that I take my ship / and sail it out to sea.

An old man who was standing by, / and noted what they said,

Saw them kick me in the ribs / and strike me on the head.

He heard them say they'd steal a boat / and put it out to sea,

And sail away to the other side / to some strange countr'ee.

But no! The coward of the bunch / the one you'd think was brave,

Suggested that they turn again / and hide in a mountain cave.

And as the day went slowly by / I heard the truth in time,

I found that they were murderers / and guilty of a crime.

So as I sail my sturdy ship / until my life has ceased,

I know not whom my friends may be / unless they've traveled East

Anonymous

 

Maguindanao Lodge No. 40 F.& A. M., Masonic District No. 28, Cagayan de Oro City, Philippines


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