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THRU MARITIME MILES 4-DANGER ON THE HIGH SEAS

In spite of the choice that I made to be wed The call of the sea was the voice in my head The wreck of a ship that I bought on a dare Was ripe for a trip with a little repair I gathered a crew from the worst of the lot The pirates I knew in the way I was taught A bunch of old sailors who fought with a sword In search of a ship and a captain aboard We packed a few things and the men were alright To fish on the strings of the stars overnight The King's Royal Navy was somewhere in port And we were the kind who they hunted for sport The evening was cool with a touch of the breeze Which filled up our sails and pushed us with ease No ships were in sight as we set our own course To conquer the night with the lightest of force Then one of the men who I thought was the best Was searching the sea from the top of his nest When suddenly something he knew that we feared Was captured by him in the flag that appeared He knew that our ship was designed as a hoax For scaring young sailors and female folks He called to his mates who were cautiously sick To think that the Navy was on to our trick The wind in our sails was hardly a storm And somewhere the fog was beginning to form The danger we sighted decreased in the mist Perhaps they decided to cease and desist But just when the danger was seemingly past The King's Royal Navy appeared with a blast They fired their cannons and blew us to bits My ship was disabled by too many hits I thought to surrender by all that I saw But why was the Admiral so quick on the draw? And what was the purpose in jailing my crew When they were just sailing with nothing to do? We stood by and watched as the Navy approached I felt like an egg that was already poached When something upsetting appeared in my scope That caused me to cry and to give up my hope The devil's own daughter who did as she willed Was holding the head of the man that she killed She captured his ship and the hearts of his men To come after me and to kill me again But when she was near with the navy in tow To capture my ship and to lay me a blow She did not foresee what so few can survive My good friend the whale had swallowed her live!

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