Up jumps a crab with his crooked legs
Saying "you play the cribbage and I'll stick the pegs"
Singing blow the wind westerly, let the wind blow
By a gentle nor'wester how steady she goes
Up jumps a dolphin with his chuckle-head
He jumps on the deck saying "pull out the lead!"
Up jumps a flounder so flat on the ground
Saying "damn your old chocolate, mind how you sound"
Up jumps a salmon so bright as the sun
He jumped down between the decks and fired off a gun
Up jumps a whale, the biggest of all
He jumped up aloft and he's pawl after pawl
Up jumps a herring, the king of the sea
He jumps up on deck saying "helms a-lee!"
Up jumps a shark with his big row of teeth
He jumped up between the decks and shook out the reefs