He Knocked Her Up

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a sea shanty for my brother-in-law, from the British Royal Navy, who knocked up my sister, an American.

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he was a sailor from Portsmouth, UK,
nautically navigating for the Navy,
till he docked his dingy in my sister's port,
and now, below deck, there's a baby on board.

he knocked her up,
so goes the tale,
he swizzled his stick in my sister's cocktail,

he set a course
for fertile seas,
and hoisted his mainsail in her ovaries.

So come pour the whiskey and light the cigars
for he who once lead the ship North by the stars,
a pitcher for Simon, a pitcher for me,
but keep the booze comin', he's drinkin' for three.

he knocked her up,
so goes the tale,
he swizzled his stick in my sister's cocktail,

he set a course
for fertile seas,
and hoisted his mainsail in her ovaries.

Oh, come my boys, all my boys, land or sea-bound,
come hear my story, I'll buy you a round-
the rumors they tell about sailors are true-
they'll marry your sisters and knock them up, too!

He knocked her up,
this much is true-
a toast to the seaman who sojourned his crew-

he moored his boat
onto her dock
and planted a stowaway under her frock.

He knocked her up,
so goes the claim-
and now she's a properly pregnant dame.

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from Slightly Dirty Songs, released October 26, 2012
ukelele and vocals: written, performed and recorded by Rhea Mendoza.

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