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and e Lyr Add: Every Good Ship Has a Mainmast (chantey) (27) RE: Every Good Ship (Bawdy Shanty) 09 Jun 08


Here is a text from A Collection of Sea Songs from the Collection of Dave E. Jones pgs 30-31, Song #31. The "---" dash expurgations are in the original. Please download the PDF, if you wish to verify the text.

EVERY GOOD SHIP

Every good ship has a mainmast.
An upstanding stick
Every maiden loves a sailor
With an upstanding ----
Lower away the main top gallantsail.
The good ship rides heavily
Every maiden loves a young man
Who follows the sea.

Every good ship has a taff rail,
All covered with brass
Every Sailor loves a maiden
Who's a good piece of
Lower away the main top gallantsail.
The good ship rides heavily,
Every maiden loves a young man
Who follows the sea.

Every good ship has an anchor,
An anchor has a stock
Every maiden loves a sailor
With an great big round ----
Lower away the main top gallantsail.
The good ship rides heavily
Every maiden loves a young man
Who follows the sea.

Every good ship has a long boat,
And the long boat has row locks
Every maiden loves a sailor
With a big pair of ------
Lower away the main top gallant sail
The good ship rides heavily
Every maiden loves a young man
Who follows the sea.

Every good ship has mainsail
All covered with bunts
Every sailor loves a good port
That's all full of ----
Lower away the main top gallantsail
The good ship rides heavily
Every maiden loves a young man
Who follows the sea.


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