Cicely Fox Smith

(1 February 1882 – 8 April 1954 / Lymm, Cheshire)

The Pirate's Only Delight - Poem by Cicely Fox Smith

Hey, bullies, ho, bullies, what have ye seen,
Flying with the seagulls where the sea was green?

Oh, I saw a ship a-sinking,
And the sight it pleased me well
(Says Teach the pirate drinking
Red wine in Hell).

Hey, bullies, ho, bullies, what about the crew?
There were men that watched 'em drowning as we often used to do.

A fine sport for sharing,
A rare tale to tell
(Says Teach the pirate, baring
Yellow fangs in Hell).

Hey, bullies, ho, bullies, saw you aught beside?
Oh, we saw a drowned girl there drifting on the tide!

A sight to split you laughing,
A sweet thing to tell
(Says Teach the pirate, quaffing
Red wine in Hell).


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Poem Submitted: Tuesday, August 31, 2010



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