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Pints for Penguins

Pardon me there stranger,
Can you spot me for a pint?
Iím just back from Antarctica
Thatís why Iím such a sight

We were twenty lads of Greenpeace
And a half a dozen maids
We were off to chase the whalers
Round the cape of Weddelís bay

Well the scurvy bastards rammed us
But we made it all ashore
Just us and all the penguins
About a thousand, maybe more

Well the girls they thought them lovely
And the lads did love the sight
Of natures little waiters
Waddling back and forth all night

We were fine until the moonrise,
And the fire had us dry
When the penguins started changing
Thatís when it went awry

Things at first were quiet
Then the penguins began to moan
The buggers started changing
And their eyes began to glow

We saw it in the full moons light
In the spooky twilight night
The penguins started turning mean
And we quickly took to flight

They chased cross the rocks at first
We had us quite a lead
But they never seemed to tire out
They were hot to see us bleed

When Tim he was the first to go
They got him by the heel
They got the beaks stuck in real good
Gods! We heard him squeal.

Chester stopped for Marian,
And I guess it was a trap
For the penguins closed around them both
It was over in a snap

Half of us took to the rocky hills
And half raced to the sea
They got all but me and Mary
And I wished I didnít see

They caught them in the foothills
Those penguins in their ire
They tore the Greenpeace team to shreds
And tossed them in the fire

We made the whaling boat we two
And the Captain laughed out loud
To see environmentalists
By penguins made less proud.

And so I stand before you now
And begging for a pint
For Iíve seen just how the penguins turn
In the strange Antarctic night

© John T Mainer

This work by John T Mainer is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NoDerivatives License.

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