Been at sea all me bloomin' life.
Me mother was a mermaid; me natural father was King Neptune.
I was born on the crest of a wave, and rocked in the cradle of the deep.
Seaweed and barnacles be me clothes.
Every tooth in me head is a marling spike;
the hair on me head is Eye-talian hemp.
Every bone in me body is a spar, and when I spit, I spits Stockholm tar.
I'm hard, I is, I am, I are!