My Ship and I
by Robert Louis Stevenson

O it's I that am the captain of a tidy little ship, 
           Of a ship that goes a sailing on the pond; 
And my ship it keeps a-turning all around and all about; 
           But when I'm a little older, I shall find the secret out 
How to send my vessel sailing on beyond. 

For I mean to grow a little as the dolly at the helm, 
          And the dolly I intend to come alive; 
And with him beside to help me, it's a-sailing I shall go, 
          It's a-sailing on the water, when the jolly breezes blow 
And the vessel goes a dive-dive-dive. 

O it's then you'll see me sailing through the rushes and the reeds, 
         And you'll hear the water singing at the prow; 
For beside the dolly sailor, I'm to voyage and explore, 
        To land upon the island where no dolly was before, 
And to fire the penny cannon in the bow.