A Sea-Song from the Shore

By James Whitcomb Riley

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    Hail! Ho!

    Sail! Ho!

    Ahoy! Ahoy! Ahoy!

    Who calls to me,

    So far at sea?

    Only a little boy!

    Sail! Ho!

    Hail! Ho!

    The sailor he sails the sea;

    I wish he would capture

    A little sea-horse

    And send him home to me.

    I wish, as he sails

    Through the tropical gales,

    He would catch me a sea-bird, too,

    With its silver wings

    And the song it sings,

    And its breast of down and dew!