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Nursery rhymes about pirate discipline

Ding Dong Jig (Ding Dong Bell)
Ding dong jig,
Whole crew’s in the brig.
Who put ’em in?
Cap’n Johnny Flynn.
Who set ’em free?
The parrot Polly.
What a stupid bird was that,
To dis who wears the captain’s hat,
But Polly bird won’t squawk no more,
Cause cap’n smacked her with an oar.

Cap’n Billy (Old MacDonald)
Cap’n Billy had a ship, E-I-Yo-Ho-Ho,
And on his ship he had a crew, E-I-Yo-Ho-Ho,
With an “Arrr, Arrr” here and an “Arrr, Arrr” there,
Here an “Arrr,” there an “Arrr,” everywhere an “Arrr, Arrr,”
Cap’n Billy had a ship, E-I-Yo-Ho-Ho.
Cap’n Billy had a ship, E-I-Yo-Ho-Ho,
And on his ship he had some rum, E-I-Yo-Ho-Ho,
With a “swill, swill” here and a “swill, swill” there,
Here a “swill,” there a “swill,” everywhere a “swill, swill,”
Cap’n Billy had a ship, E-I-Yo-Ho-Ho.
Cap’n Billy had a ship, E-I-Yo-Ho-Ho,
And on his ship he had a mutiny, E-I-Yo-Ho-Ho,
With a “sword fi ght” here and a “sword fight” there,
Here a “stab,” there a “slash,” everywhere a “stab, slash,”
Cap’n Billy had a ship, E-I-Yo-Ho-Ho.
Cap’n Billy found an island, E-I-Yo-Ho-Ho,
And on that isle marooned his crew, E-I-Yo-Ho-Ho,
With a “be gone ye scurvy dogs” here and a “be gone ye
scurvy dogs” there,
Here a “scurvy,” there a “scurvy,” everywhere a “scurvy,
scurvy,”
Cap’n Billy found an island, E-I-Yo-Ho-Ho.

Nasty Blue Beard (Little Boy Blue)
Nasty Blue Beard, come swing your sword,
Your ship’s been attacked by rivals in hoards,
But where’s the pirate whose turn was on watch?
He fell asleep after drinking too much scotch.
Will you wake him? No, not me—I’ll just set him adrift
in thar blue sea.

Yo Ho, Black Beard (Baa Baa Black Sheep)
Yo ho, Black Beard, have you any gold?
Aye, matie, down in the hold!
Avast ye thief, don’t be laying claim,
To any of me treasure or you’ll feel me sword.

Note: Cap’n Billy has always thought protecting treasure is more important than rhyming.

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