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Call me Ishmael
Ishmael is my name
Call me Ishmael
Ishmael is my name
And I served under Captain Ahab
And I sailed in Bounding Main

Ahab walked out that deck
And he said unto his men
'Til we spot that great white whale
We will not sail home again
And he took out a gold coin
And he nailed it to the tree
Says this coin belongs to the man
Who spots the whale that took my leg from me

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Forty days at sea, forty days and forty nights
We took many a whale my boys
But not one white whale in sight
Hear that lookout holler - oh there she blows
Lower the boats
And over the side we go

Queequeg threw that first harpoon
Ahab threw another
Starbuck threw a third
And the boat capsized in the water
Now that great white whale is the biggest I ever did see
And I pray oh Lord
Won't you save for me

Oh the sea gets boilin'
And makes a mournful sound
The Peaquod was lost
And many a man did drown
Black blood comes from that white whale
What's that I see
Ahab ride that whale's tail

And when I woke up on a British Man O' War
I made a vow to the moon and stars
I would go to sea no more

Call me Ishmael
Ishmael is my name
I served under Captain Ahab
Out on the Bounding Main


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