Among the sickness and slaughter as they sailed the wild water
There was fun and frivolous games played by the sailors of the seas
In dangerous times when good business was bad crimes
There was life and laughter echoing in the breeze.
The days long and hot, they used what they got
Sea water buckets by the dozen they threw
On one tied fast, in fancy dress to the mast
Keeping serious face in case they be King Arthur too!
He tied to the pole used his expressions whole
Each more ludicrous than the last like a child
The aim to fast make the water caster laugh
Then he done the robes and the ropes for he smiled!
Sure there was murder and blood, not forget it we should
But there was fun to be had among men who were not all bad
The flags flew limp, the sailor walked with a limp
He remembered the good times as King Arthur of the Seas that he had…