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A Fun Song

I was off the coast of China, in the good ship Cantalope,
When with creak we sprung a leak with a cargo of Ivory soap.
I was 50,000 miles from shore perhaps a trifle more.
But we lost no hope, for we took that soap and washed ourselves ashore.

 

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Sung by Mrs. Wittig in her youth.

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Informant and collector share the same surname.

Where learned: sung in youth

Subject headings: Ballad Song Dance Game Music Verse -- Ballad Epic

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