As Ships Come at Bay

Another light-hearted Tavern Song or two for your fancy:

As Ships Come at Bay

Oh, I stomp, and I grin, and I bite, and I curse,
But I’m never the one to lighten your purse
Lest you buy for your comrades, one drink or worse
To send us all reeling and peeling with mirth!

Reeling and peeling as ships come at bay
And why not, my comrades, that’s where we oft stay!
Til the tide’s coming in, then quick let’s away
Reeling and peeling as ships come at bay!

Oh the docks hang close o’er the waters
While fathers hang close o’er their daughters
Lest we with our reputation for slaughter
Turn out to be their newest squatters

We’re reeling and peeling as ships come at bay
And why not, my comrades, that’s where we oft stay!
Til the tide’s coming in, then quick let’s away
Reeling and peeling as ships come at bay!

Close down the sails, Boys, no need to catch wind!
Let’s have some fun, Boys, it ain’t such a sin!
And bring us a lass or two here from within
To tell us quite rightly how low the tide’s been!

Reeling and peeling as ships come at bay
And why not, my comrades, that’s where we oft stay!
Til the tide’s coming in, then quick let’s away
Reeling and peeling as ships come at bay!

Look out for the men, Boys, they’re coming our way
To tell us quite firmly at last to away
And get us all gone ‘ere the end of the day
But little do they know what their girls will say!

Reeling and peeling as ships come at bay
And why not, my comrades, that’s where we oft stay!
Til the tide’s coming in, then quick let’s away
Reeling and peeling as ships come at bay!

They’ll tell them they miss all our laughter
And that they expect them hereafter
To just keep in mind how much they’re sought after
And hop to their bidding much faster!

Reeling and peeling as ships come at bay
And why not, my comrades, that’s where we oft stay!
Til the tide’s coming in, then quick let’s away
Reeling and peeling as ships come at bay!

But us, Boys, we’re luckier than you could say
For we’ve got the goods and then gotten away!
What we earn for free their men have to pay
While we stomp and we grin and we bite and we play!

Reeling and peeling as ships come at bay
And why not, my comrades, that’s where we oft stay!
Til the tide’s coming in, then quick let’s away
Reeling and peeling as ships come at bay!


Warning: The following tavern song was suited to its audience and the party was not in the most refined establishment in town by any stretch of the imagination. To that end, I recommend this one for mature audiences only.

Bring Back the Hound

Bring back the hound; let him have a drink!
A swallow of wine should suit him I think!
And a maiden’s no good, with her legs good and closed~
Bring back the hound; let him follow his nose!

What kind of elf would receive such a name –
As a hound? As a dog? – Are they lowly or lame?
Let them claim back their honor, or at least give a try!
Bring us the hound ‘ere the moment pass by!

Let him lick from the cups that are offered so bare
Let him drink of the women, both homely and fair,
And then let him stand as tall as he dare
And bellow his vict’ries til he’s none left to share!

Now come all you ladies, with your legs duly closed
And let me undo them with my knowing nose
And you’ll find in an instant what I’ve guaranteed~
My left may be spent, but my right’s all I need!

One thought on “As Ships Come at Bay

Share your thoughts?

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Google photo

You are commenting using your Google account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s