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No. 22 - Song - Captain Pott and Chorus

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Capt. Pott: I'm famous Captain Pott,
Chorus: Tin Pott! Tin Pott!
Capt. Pott: A terror to the skuller and the lubber,
Chorus: Lubber!
Capt. Pott: A pretty toughish lot!
Chorus: Fish lot! Fish lot!
Capt. Pott: I'm little, but I'm steel and India rubber!
Chorus: Rubber!
Capt. Pott: I run an ocean tramp
That's dirty, also damp,
And shakes her rivets out when she's in motion;
Chorus: Motion!
Capt. Pott: But I will back my boat
With anything afloat
To race from point to point across the ocean!
Chorus: Ocean, ah!
Capt. Pott: They're all after Pott,
They're all after Pott,
The liner, the cruiser, the collier, the yacht;
But I put my steam on
And go like a demon,
And they don't get round the Captain!
Chorus: They're all after Pott,
They're all after Pott,
The liner, the cruiser, the collier, the yacht;
But he puts his steam on
And goes like a demon,
And they don't get round the Captain!
   
Capt. Pott: The ladies welcome Pott,
Chorus: Compote! Compote!
Capt. Pott: They flash around to fold me in embraces,
Chorus: Braces!
Capt. Pott: And kisses warm or hot,
Chorus: Oh, rot! Oh, rot!
Capt. Pott: I print upon their proud and pretty faces!
Chorus: Faces!
Capt. Pott: I'm loved by many a queen,
In Africa, I mean,
With all the tropic ardour of the Zulu;
Chorus: Zulu!
Capt. Pott: My fascinating smiles
Allured the Sandwich Isles,
And conquered half the hearts of Honolulu!
Chorus: Lulu, ah!
Capt. Pott: They're all after Pott,
They're all after Pott,
I cannot resist them, and so I do not!
When maidens are tender
I promptly surrender,
For they all get round the Captain!
Chorus: They're all after Pott,
They're all after Pott,
I cannot resist them, and so I do not!
When maidens are tender
I promptly surrender,
For they all get round the Captain!

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