Dodie's Dream World - Complete Chaos! xxx
Mon, 05 Oct 2009
The Blackfriars Buccaneers, Amazing, I love it, think it may be connected to the London Stock Exchange!|
DODIE'S DREAM WORLD
By W. A.
cannot see, my sailor friend, that has to do with
He was a cod faced Mariner,
and he said, said he to
a Blackfriars Buccaneer, now who the WHAT are
answerd then that sailorman, in words both plain
The sailor then, with curious oaths,
besought me to heave to,
And go with him aboard
his ship, and join his jovial crew.
"Have I, my tarry friend, to learn your sailor
To clean the brasswork fore and aft, and
curse the doctor's soul,
To wear a pointed
Marlinspike within a bladed knife,
To have to
go to sea at night, and leave ashore my wife,
always chew the darkest kinds of uncut negro
To sleep in hammocks every night, without
a feather bed?
Good sailorman, to learn these
things, will cause me constant Pain,
me, if I join your crew, what pleasures shall I
The Buccaneer he spat four times, then
swore for minutes three,
And then he cleared his
throat and told the following things to
"WHY, you learn to chew tobacco, either Navy
Cut or Copes,
There's some as likes perique the
best, that's stuff done round with ropes.
to this, my embryo tar, you'll have such lots of
When in you fall at the bosun's call, at
the breech of a six-inch gun,
You'll learn to
know the meaning (misunderstood by some)
starboard, port, the Mainbrace splice, lime juice,
and Navy rum.
You'll hoist your slacks at every
chance, be tattoed on each arm,
And learn to be
a handyman with needle and with palm.
you'll caulk your watch on deck, the compass learn
and when you're wanted, learn to work
the traverse of Tom Cox.
The swabs on
board will use odd terms, like dunnage, scuppers,
And when you feel the cold aloft,
you'll shiver all your timbers.
The ship you
dress is trim and taut, but has sweet woman's
For sometimes, though when least desired,
you'll find that she's in stays.
gallant tho' it seems, and fighting men would
You'll find, if she won't wear herself,
you'll have to box her off.
Martingale stays are
always used, and stirrups, though, of
You do not need the harness cask to fit
a flemish horse.
Your lizards will be thimble
rigged, and a cat's paw, you will find,
appear in Blackfriars reach, if your crow foot's
But bobstays, swivels,
sisterblocks, and spunyarn up to housing,
be as household worrds to you, as rattling down and
And when on shore you tumble home,
albeit in a mist,
Just mind your luff, you'll
make the port, despite your heavy list.
will London Lasses, now, go after Sons of
They'll drift about the Buzzard's wake, to
see us honest tars.
Instead of Kipling's washy
songs, all full of Tommy's wrongs,
aboard, we Buccaneers, will all sing Dibdin's
You won't be sea sick, no, my boy, though
Neptune has the call,
But if you are, a broad
reach try, then quickly heave and paul.
have together, you and I, we sailors of the
Our grog we'll drink and Guinness' stout,
and we'll give three hearty cheers
For our Ship,
the Thames Embankment, and the Blackfriars
connection I can find with The Thames Embankment,
Blackfriars Buccaneers and
W.A. Morgan is
the Stock Exchange, 15th December 1903 he gave the
Editor's forward to
"THE HOUSE ANNUAL" 0F
This book was also compiled by WA Morgan,
in aid of
"THE REFEREE" CHILDREN'S DINNER
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My goodness what a rhyme,
remends me a bit of the Yarn of the Nancy Bell at
I still don't think I would have
joined up, Guinness and Rum apart. ...
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