Signing on a Crew
BY DAVID L. HARRISON
Gather ’round, ye scurvy mates,
I’m signing on a crew.
You there! Can ye tie a knot?
I’d say you’ve snatched a purse or two.
Does the thought of plundered gold
make ye shiver?
Make ye bold?
Ha! You’re rotten through and through!
Phew! You stinking, drunken lout!
You’d whack your uncle’s gizzard out!
Well step right up!
Beyond a doubt
David L Harrison, “Signing on a Crew” from Pirates. Copyright © 2008 by David L Harrison. Reprinted by permission of Highlights for Children/Boyds Mills Press.
Source: Pirates (Wordsong, 2008)