The boy sat on the burning deck
His feet were in the water
He saw a maiden swimming by;
It was the Captain’s daughter.
She said “Come on down and join me,
I’m sure we’ll have a lark”
He said “Not for all the tea in China,
You’re being followed by a shark”.
The shark looked up and said to him,
“Don’t be scared of me,
Biting’s not the thing I do,
As the teeth I have count three”.
So in he dived beside the maiden
And swam along her side,
The shark swam up beneath them,
And took them on a ride.
The shark took them on his back
To beaches wide and far;
A common theme was on the sand,
They had a well-stocked bar.
The boy and girl tried all the drinks
Provided by new chums;
The shark went out to sea to eat,
Fish captured by his gums
They travelled o’er this great vast world,
To places far and wide;
These good friends went together,
Side by side by side.
The three went on for all their lives
Having so much fun;
‘Til the last that was seen of them,
Was towards the setting sun.