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Nursery rhymes about sailing on the high seas

Old Cap’n Rackham (Little Miss Muffet )
Old Cap’n Rackham left port for Siam,
Sailing the ocean blue.
Along came a maelstrom,
On an isle ship-wrecked him,
And cannibals ate pirate stew.

Captain Had a Little Ship (Mary Had a Little Lamb)
Captain had a little ship, its sails were white as sand,
And everywhere he sailed the ship, he tried to avoid land.
He sailed it to the keys one day, but landed on a reef,
Too bad he hadn’t triple-A, it would have saved some grief.
Captain waited patiently for the tide to flip,
Finally the tide came in, lifting up his ship.
“I hate the land,” the captain said “That much I can’t deny.”
“And it hates you, tis true, tis true,” his filthy crew replied.

Hey Piddle Piddle (Hey Diddle Diddle)
Hey piddle piddle, the pirate spat spittle,
To manners he was immune.
All day he drank rum and shot his gun,
Until he was sunk by a typhoon.


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