The Mudcat Café TM
Thread #34323   Message #471426
Posted By: Charley Noble
27-May-01 - 04:42 PM
Thread Name: The origin of Sea Chanteys
Subject: RE: The origin of Sea Chanteys
CY, where did you run across this verse, is it Jon's or someone else's?

The old man stirs with an iron fist
The first mate pours from a gimballed wrist
The whole crew has a 30 degree list.

Here's one of my new ones:

"All hands on deck!" comes the cry,
As gale force winds shred the sky,
But we stay dry 'cause we're so high
Tanqueray Martini-o!

We missed you at the Portland Chianti Sing.