What shall we do with the sober sailor?
… so early in the morning?
He missed his boat oh no!
He’s been missing a number of boats
Truth be told
Like the rum boat*, the hum boat**,
the society boat***,
the boot boat**** and the new boat*****.
Thank God there’s the old boat
To which he is used
At least that
– "Sloop" John B. (© 2007)
* Otherwise there would be no complaining about sobriety
** Otherwise there would be song
*** Otherwise there would be company, including three marvelously gilded lilies most likely
**** Always good for a kick in the you know what
***** That is yet to emerge