I sailed off over the ocean,
I sailed off over the sea,
I sailed off Northwards to Andarr,
And took all my fortune with me.
I sailed out laden with treasure,
I sailed out laden with gold,
I sailed out rich as an Emperor,
With diamonds and silks in the hold.
I landed in Andarr a rich man,
I landed in Andarr a King,
I landed with coin in my pocket,
And swore not to spend me a thing.
I spent me some coppers on ale,
I spent me a silver fer more,
I spent one gold piece on them dancers
And a half dozen more for a whore!
I had two empty pockets by mornin',
I had two bloodshot eyes in me head
I had two dozen tall empty bottles.
A-lyin right under me bed
I sailed out poor as a beggar,
But I knows I'll be sailin back soon,
I sailed right back to Mikona,
T' earn me another fortune!
~ Shelly Maroon ~