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Draft of accompanying
adventure story
of three sea-faring cats

Three Kitties Set Out to Sea

Words and tune by Charlie Ipcar 2012

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Cover Art from Three Kitties Set Out to SeaThree kitties set out to sea
Set out to sea, set out to sea;
Three kitties set out to sea
To see what they could see.

And one was known as Calico Jack,
Calico Jack, an old shellback;
An old shellback who was never slack,
As he sailed the Seven Seas.

And then there was Coal Black Rose,
Coal Black Rose from nose to toes;
From nose to toes she was disposed
To sail the Seven Seas.

And up aloft was Captain Kitt,
Captain Kitt, spyglass in mitt;
The crows in the crows nest had a fit,
As they sailed the Seven Seas.

They snatched up many a flying fish,
Flying fish, a dainty dish;
As dainty a dish, as they might wish,
As they sailed the Seven Seas.

And many a sea rat met his fate,
Met his fate as he was ate;
As he was ate without a plate,
Aboard the Bold Catspaw.

Then one fine day a sail they spied,
A sail they spied an' they drew nigh;
As they drew nigh "Ahoy!" they cried,
"Who sails the Seven Seas?"

That ship was crewed by scurvy dogs,
Who snarled and snapped all agog;
So they fired a broadside an' called for grog,
And sank them in the sea.

Then one small dog was found afloat,
They fished him out and dried his coat,
And sent him aloft to look for boats
As they sailed across the Seas.

They sailed onto an isle remote,
An isle remote, in their old catboat;
In their old catboat, sailed those cutthroats,
To that twilight shore.

And there they found at first daylight,
At first daylight feline delight;
Feline delight, bright birds of flight,
Upon that jungle isle.

They dined on birds and eggs galore,
Eggs galore on that fair shore;
From that fair shore they sailed once more,
Back across the Seas.

Three kitties set out to sea
Set out to sea, set out to sea;
Three kitties set out to sea,
To see what they could see.

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