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The jolly English Yellowboy

Language: English

The jolly English Yellowboy
Is a 'ansome coin when new,
The Yankee Double-eagle
Is large enough for two.
O, these may do for seaport towns,
For cities these may do;
But the dibbs that takes the Hislands
Are the dollars of Peru:
O, the fine Pacific Hislands,
O, the dollars of Peru!
 
It's there we buy the cocoanuts
Mast  'eaded in the blue;
It's there we trap the lasses
All awaiting for the crew;
It's there we buy the trader's rum
What bores a seaman through ... ...
In the fine Pacific Hislands
With the dollars of Peru:
In the fine Pacific Hislands
With the dollars of Peru!
 
Now, messmates, when my watch is up
And I am quite broached to,
I'll give a tip to 'Evving
Of the 'ansome thing to do:
Let 'em just refit this sailor-man
And launch him off anew
To cruise among the Hislands
Of the dollars of Peru:
In the fine Pacific Hislands
With the dollars of Peru!


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First published in Longman's Magazine, January 1889

Submitted by Ferdinando Albeggiani

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