A Shirky Shanty – #NaPoWriMo23 – Day 10

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Hello!

“I challenge you to write a sea shanty” said Maureen at the NaPo site for Day 10, so off I went.

I imagined one sailor singing the first verse, all the crew joining in on the “chorus” in italics, then a different sailor taking up the second verse, and the crew roaring the chorus together again. So, remember to put on your best pirate accents in your head when you read it 😉

 

Yo, ho, ho!

I stubbed my toe,

I’m out of rum and feeling glum.

Boo, hoo, hoo

Foot’s turnin’ blue,

Metal bed frames are all to blame.

With an: Ar Ar Aye!

I say goodbye

To all the chores I do deplore.

With a hearty laugh

I fill the bath,

Set sail my cares and linger there…

 

Ignore the dirty dishes,

Damn all those filthy clothes,

No cleaning up the messes

From the menfolk anymore!

I’m done with clutter busting,

And I’m done with dusting too,

If it all gets disgusting

Then I’m blaming it on you…

 

So: douse yourself in soapy suds,

And marinate in bubbles;

The water takes our toil away,

And dissolves all our troubles.

You’ll emerge like a mermaid lass,

With fins all fresh and new;

So flick your tail, and quickly bail,

The sea’s a-calling you.

 

Oooooh…

Ignore the dirty dishes,

Damn all those filthy clothes;

No cleaning up the messes

From the menfolk anymore!

I’m done with clutter busting,

And I’m done with dusting too,

If it all gets disgusting

Then I’m blaming it on you…

 

😀 that was fun to write! We have been getting work done on the house, so having lived in a mass of jumbled and displaced possessions for over a month now, with all my usual routines up in the air, you can tell my brain is rebelling mightily!

‘See’ you soon for Day 11’s offering.

 

Monty X

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