The Mudcat Café TM
Thread #31167   Message #403832
Posted By: Lonesome EJ
22-Feb-01 - 01:22 PM
Thread Name: Song Challenge! Part 49
Subject: RE: SONG CHALLENGE! Part 49
After 40 days of fishing, I was lying in my bunk
Full of bread and haddock and the saki that I'd drunk
With no fresh beef since we left port, I dreamed of t-bone steaks
Of chops and ribs and hamburger, instead of cold rice cakes
These prayers were all unspoken, no words had left my throat
But the Buddha heard me anyway and drpped a cow upon my boat

Of all the things that I have seen, the oddest one somehow
was this unexpected heifer - the Kamikaze Cow
Like a bolt of lightning from above that through our hull did plow
Two sides of beef that brought us grief - the Kamikaze Cow

There was roundsteak on the quarter deck, in the cabin New York Strip
Steak Tartare in the lifeboats, on the poop deck fresh Beef Tips
The Captain hung on for his life to a floating Porterhouse
While the First Mate scanned the Heavens for more descending cows


So do not pray for foolish things; you'll have cause to regret it
Be careful what you wish for - the chances are you'll get it
Content yourself with daily joys, the simple things are sweet!
And always keep a wary eye, for you don't know what you'll meat