The Mudcat Café TM
Thread #59418   Message #3568705
Posted By: Amos
21-Oct-13 - 08:22 PM
Thread Name: BS: The Mother of all BS threads
Subject: RE: BS: The Mother of all BS threads
How now? The Mother's laid alow?
The daftest things in life go past
And her sons sleep down below!
They're doping through the off-watch,
And thwir shirking when they're on,
ANd the Mother swings across the wind
And jobes with every blow.
It ain't at all becoming
Nor seamanlike, I guess,
To slop the lines and slack the yards
On the mother of All BS.
It's a sign of sloppy seamanship
And sinful sloth, I vow
To let the Mother rollick so
While the watch sleeps down below.
So grab that hemp rope starter, mate
And lay onto Rapparee
And I'll go blow the foghorn
In Stilly's ear for free
And you go kick yon Little Hawk
Who missed his wheel again,
And we shall bring her back on course
And set he back in trim.
For the BS track is a long, long track
And it's hard, I do confess,
But nothing a-sea can justify
The slacking of BS!

Milford Togallant Focslupp III
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1918