Quinquireme of Nineveh from distant Ophir, Rowing home to haven in sunny Palestine, With a cargo of ivory, And apes and peacocks, Sandalwood, cedarwood, and sweet white wine. Stately Spanish galleon coming from the Isthmus, Dipping through the Tropics by the palm-green shores, With a cargo of diamonds, Emeralds, amythysts, Topazes, and cinnamon, and gold moidores. Dirty British coaster with a salt-caked smoke stack, Butting through the Channel in the mad March days, With a cargo of Tyne coal, Road-rails, pig-lead, Firewood, iron-ware, and cheap tin trays.
Three Sailor Songs
Song Cycle by Robert Coningsby Clarke (1879 - 1934)
?. Cargoes  [sung text not yet checked]
- by John Masefield (1878 - 1967), "Cargoes", appears in Ballads and Poems, first published 1910 [author's text checked 1 time against a primary source]
See other settings of this text.First published in Broad Sheet, May 1903
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