adventures in dysthymia

Sunday, February 14, 2010

WHY WENCHES WANDER

Did you ever wonder
why wenches wander,
why they cast an eye
on some lubberly guy
as soon as a man's at sea?

They promise their love
to the heavens above,
so tell me how
they can break their vow
as soon as a man's at sea?

Oh, as soon as a man's at sea,
they're loose and fancy-free;
they don their finery
and shed it readily!
Tell me just what sort
enters another man's port
and lies there in the lee
as soon as a man's at sea!

Did you ever wonder
why wenches wander,
and why a ring
doesn't mean a thing
as soon as a man's at sea?

We're stuck on a ship
for a damn long trip,
so what can we do
if they're untrue
as soon as a man's at sea?

Stephen Brooke ©2010

I've toying with the idea of writing a musical (working title is 'Piratic') for a couple years and this is one of the song ideas (not polished at all and perhaps needing expansion) for it. I'm much further along on the musical side of it than I am to working out any sort of plot!

Not exactly Valentine's Day material and a tad misogynistic, too boot. But then they're pirates...what do you expect?

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