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Thread #62496   Message #1010614
Posted By: LadyJean
30-Aug-03 - 12:02 AM
Thread Name: Lyr Req: A Capital Ship (Charles Edward Carryl)
Subject: RE: Lyr Req: childish sailing song (perhaps)
Postponing the inevitable this morning, I found my copy of "Davy and the Goblin" among my books, and the song of the Walloping Window Blind.
It is sung by no less a personage than Sindbad the Sailor. "This here Turk," the Goblin says, "is the most reckless old story teller that was ever born. You can't believe half he tells you."
"I'd like to hear one of his stories for all that,' said Davy".
Sindbad trips over his long beard, and his shoes with the turned up toes, but he sings about the Walloping Window Blind.
Then Davy asks, "If you please sir, what is gummery bread."
"It's bread stuffed with molasses," said Sindbad. "But I never saw it anywhere except aboard the Prodigal Pig."
"But," said Davy in great surprise, "yo said the name of your ship was"-
"So I did and so it was,"interrupted Sindbad, testily. "The name of a ship sticks to it like wax to a wig. You can't change it."
There is much pleasant silliness in "Davy" you would, probably also enjoy Robinson Crusoe's song of his life on the island.