My Ship and I
O it's I that am the captain of a tidy little
Of a ship that
goes a sailing on the pond;
And my ship it keeps a-turning all
around and all about;
But when I'm a little older, I shall find the secret out
How to send my
vessel sailing on beyond.
For I mean to grow a little as the dolly at the helm,
And the dolly I
intend to come alive;
And with him beside to help me, it's a-sailing I shall go,
It's a-sailing on the water, when the jolly breezes blow
And the vessel
goes a dive-dive-dive.
O it's then you'll see me sailing through the rushes and the reeds,
And you'll hear
the water singing at the prow;
For beside the dolly sailor, I'm to voyage and explore,
To land upon the island where no dolly was before,
And to fire the
penny cannon in the bow.