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Famous Skeesicks Poems by Famous Poets

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by Butler, Ellis Parker
...one crosser-grained,
 And of this Captain Dan
She was the wife at Skiddaw West—
 She was Eliza Ann.

Well, this old skeesicks, Captain Dan,
 He owned a ferryboat;
From East Skiddaw to Skiddaw West
 That vessel used to float.

She was as trim a ferry-craft
 As ever I did see,
And on each end a p’inted bow
 And pilothouse had she.

She had two bows that way, so when
 She went acrost the sound
She could, to oncet, run back ag’in
 Without a-turnin’ round.

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