Yo-Ho-Ho And A Bottle Of Rum!

Chip Greene By Chip Greene, 1st Aug 2014 | Follow this author | RSS Feed
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I wrote this poem in 2010. I was inspired by the hijacking in 2009 of the Maersk Alabama by Somali pirates and the kidnapping of its captain Richard Phillips. Little did I know at the time that In 2013 a movie would be made made about the incident. Titled "Captain Phillips", Tom Hanks played the lead role.

Yo-Ho-Ho And A Bottle Of Rum!

Three young men on the Dead Man's chest,
Yo-Ho-Ho and a bottle of rum!
Drink and the Devil had done for the rest,
Yo-Ho-Ho and a bottle of rum!

The pirates were fixed,
on the American ship.
Yo-Ho-Ho and a bottle of rum!

Took the crew,
and the captain too.
Yo-Ho-Ho and a bottle of rum!

The crew said, "No!"
The captain said, "Whoa!"
Yo-Ho-Ho and a bottle of rum!

Take me alone,
let the crew go home.
Yo-Ho-Ho and a bottle of rum!

The three pirate whores,
then headed for shore.
Yo-Ho-Ho and a bottle of rum!

Two mil for the captain,
but, no one was laughin.
Yo-Ho-Ho and a bottle of rum!

Ran out of fuel,
did the scurvy fools.
Yo-Ho-Ho and a bottle of rum!

They accepted a tow,
oh little did they know.
Yo-Ho-Ho and a bottle of rum!

The Navy Seals,
finished the deal.
Yo-Ho-Ho and a bottle of rum!

The pirates lay dead,
all shot in the head.
Yo-Ho-Ho and a bottle of rum!

Three dead men on the Dead Man's chest,
Yo-Ho-Ho and a brain full of lead!
There they lay like all of the rest,
Yo-Ho-Ho with a hole in the head!

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Captain Phillips, Maersk Alabama, Navy Seals, Pirates

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author avatar Chip Greene
I am a retired police officer, baseball enthusiast, political junkie, and published writer.
My articles will focus on crime, politics, and baseball.

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author avatar cnwriter..carolina
1st Aug 2014 (#)

well I like my vodka and c apari but everyone to their own!!

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author avatar cnwriter..carolina
1st Aug 2014 (#)

by the way I love your page...

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author avatar Chip Greene
2nd Aug 2014 (#)

Thanks much.

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