I saw a ship a-sailing,

A-sailing on the sea,

And oh but it was laden

With pretty things for thee.


There were comfits in the cabin

And apples in the hold.

The sails were made of silk

And the masts were all of gold.


The four-and-twenty sailors

That stood between the decks

Were four-and-twenty white mice

With chains about their necks.


Their captain was a duck

With a packet on his back,

And when the ship began to move

The captain said, “Quack! Quack!”


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