Come all you young sailormen, listen to me
I'll sing you a song of the fish in the sea,
Windy weather boys, stormy weather, boys
When the wind blows we're all together, boys
Blow ye winds westerly, blow ye winds, blow
Jolly sou'wester, boys, steady she goes.
Up jumps the eel with his slippery tail,
Climbs up aloft and reefs the topsail,
Then up jumps the shark with his nine rows of teeth
Saying, "You eat the dough boys, and I'll eat the beef!"
Up jumps the lobster with his heavy claws,
Bites the main boom right off by the jaws!
Up jumps the halibut, lies flat on the deck
He says, "Mister Captain, don't step on my neck!"
Up jumps the herring, the king of the sea,
Saying, "All other fishes, now you follow me!"
Up jumps the codfish with his chuckle-head,
He runs out up forward and throws out the lead!
Up jumps the whale... the largest of all,
"If you want any wind, well, I'll blow ye a squall!"
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