Blow the Man Down (II)
As I was a-walking down Paradise Street
To me weigh, hey, blow the man down!
A pretty young damsel I chanced for to meet
Give me some time to blow the man down
She was round in the counter and bluff in the bow
So I took in all sail and cried, "Way enough now!"
I hailed her in English, she answered me clear,
"I'm from the 'Black Arrow' bound to the 'Shakespeare'"
So I tailed her my flipper and took her in tow,
And yardarm to yardarm away we did go
But as we were going she said unto me,
"There's a spanking full-rigger just ready for sea!"
That spanking new rigger to New York was bound,
She was very well man-ned and very well found
But as soon as that packet was clear of the bar
The mate knocked me down with the end of a spar
And as soon as that packet was out on the sea,
'Twas devilish hard treatment of every degree
So I give you fair warning before we belay,
Don't never take heed of what pretty girls say!
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