I saw a ship a-sailing,
A-sailing on the sea;
And oh, but it was laden,
With pretty things for me!
There were comfits in the cabin,
And apples in the hold;
The sails were made of satin,
And the masts were made of gold.
The four-and-twenty sailors
That stood between the decks,
Were four-and-twenty white mice
With chains about their necks.
The captain was a duck, a duck,
With a packet on his back;
And when the ship began to move,
The captain said, “Quack! Quack!”