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Here's an old sea shanty which I learned off of a tape entitled "Steady as she Goes." It's a song about harpooning a whale, but I don't condone that sort of thing, so please don't flame me. Enjoy.
THE COAST OF PERU (traditional)
Come all ye young fellows that's bound after sperm
Come all ye young fellows that's rounded the horn
Our captain has told us and I hope it'll prove true
There's plenty of sperm whale on the coast of Peru
We have weathered the horn and are now on Peru We are all of one mind and endeavour to do Our boats are all rigged and our mastheads all manned Our rigging roped tight and our signals all planned
The next morning at daybreak at about five o' clock the man at the masthead cried, "yonder she spouts!" "Where away does she lay?" and the answer from aloft: "Two points on our lead bow and about three miles off."
Now it's call up all hands and it's be of good cheer Put your tubs in your boats, boys, keep your bow lines all clear Now bend to your oars and make your boat fly But one thing we dread of, keep clear of his eye
Now the first mate he struck him and the whale he did sound And the captain pulled up and he tried to bend on But the whale began to vomit and the blood for to spout And in less than ten minutes, we had him thin out
Well, we towed him alongside and with many a shout We soon cut him in and began to try out Now the whale is all tried, and likewise stowed down He's better to us, boys, than five hundred pounds
Here's a health to all whalermen, boys, drink it down do Likewise to the Bengal and all our ship's crew All you who want money, I would have you for to go On the coast of Peru where the whale-fish do blow Chris Hutson "Prostitutes are a necessity: without them, men would assault respectable women in the streets.." -Napoleon Bonaparte