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Ben Bosen

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Ban Boöeu was a tsailoi man Bul not a man assaller, rtierefore he would mit wliale a man, He'd only man a whaler. He'd sail the Mi and stize lbo sai), And w'ien he'd hoave tbs lead He would be led to heaveand, pale, Throw up the syongo, most üead. He'd eye bis pipe and pipe nis eyo Wben smoking was foibidden; When wet he'd say that he w;is dry And search for liquor bidden. Sometimes he'ii see a ship; souioümes He'd only ship a sea. The climes he saw weie mostiy climbs Upon Ihe mast to sea. Beii's baidUok was to lack tb ehip, Yot nevev man was Booner Tlian he, when in the slip, to slip And quick attack a "schooner." He was aboard wiieu ou the Een; When ou the shore a lioarder; Though not a boardiug pirato h Was tlien a pie rate boatder. Tbough Ben could not direct at sea At soa he could die wrecked ; Hi9 resurrection day would be The dsy they'd raise hsr wreckod. One day a 6haik weut swimming by Aui BaD, alas, he fiilecl Min. No sharli, they said, could make him die Had not tho shock Crct killed him.


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Ann Arbor Democrat