Titan's Icy Shores
A Space Chantie for Tom Corbett, Space Cadet
(based on the original ballad Greenland's Icy Shores)
Revised Words (C) 1997 by Dansen T. Stahl
- There were thirty four on board all told
in twenty fifty four
when we left orbit, railing,
for Titan's icy shores, brave boys,
for Titans icy shores.
- Our captain's name was John DeFoe.
His second was Bill Lace
and our good ship was the Mare Argo.
And she braved the depths of space, brave boys,
oh, she braved the depths of space.
- The weeks passed by, the days rolled on
but no crys-fish did we spy
'Til the lookout, he cried, "Whar away?" and "Thar she sings!
Far ahead and a little to our lee, brave boys,
far ahead and little to our lee.".
- The captain was soon on the deck.
The excitement grew apace.
"Overhaul! Overhaul! Let your thrusters burn!
We'll soon be in the chase, brave boys,
oh, we'll soon be in the chase.
- The first mate's boat was the first away
and neared the fish so fast.
Three tails flicked the boat to sea
and never will rise those four, brave boys,
oh, never will rise those four.
- When the captain saw the crys-fish lost
full loudly did he swear.
But when he saw the brave boys lost
he said he would ship some more, brave boys,
oh, he said he would ship some more.
- Daniel Turner -- 2055 AD
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