After 26 years in the beautiful, historic port of Saint Petersburg, a storm struck. Pirates took the city, then the country. My ship fled west by south. Currently aground on the shores of Lake Eerie trying to effect repairs. But there be pirates here too.
Wish me luck.
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The surviving traditional shanties from olden times are about men. But the womenfolk the sailors left ashore must have had some of their own. This Kipling-inspired shanty imagines one theme they might have sung about.