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A Ripping Trip You go aboard of a leaky boat and sail for San Francisco You've got to pump to keep her afloat: you have that, by jingo The engine soon begins to squeak but nary thing to oil her Impossible to stop the leak -- RIP goes the boiler The captain on the promenade, looking very savage Steward and the cabin maid fighting 'bout a cabbage All about the cabin floor passengers lie sea-sick Steamer's bound to go ashore -- RIP goes the physic Pork and beans they can't afford to second-cabin passengers The cook has tumbled overboard with forty pounds of "sassengers" The engineer, a little tight, bragging on the Mail Line Finally gets in a fight -- RIP goes the engine Cholera begins to rage; a few have got the scurvy Chickens dying in their cage; steerage topsy-turvy When you get to Panama, greasers want a back-load Officers begin to jaw -- RIP goes the railroad When home you'll tell an awful tale, and always will be thinking How long you had to pump and bail to keep the tub from sinking Of course, you'll take a glass of gin; 't will make you feel so funny Some city sharp will rope you in -- RIP goes your money To Pop Goes the Weasel JN oct96
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