The sailors were lonely

They’d been too long at sea

They longed and they ached

For some company

Each morning there dawned

Another sad day

Just crumpets and coffee

And skies full of grey

‘Till one day it happened

It had to be fate

One sailor had seen

Something new by his plate

He swore to the others

It was not made up

He had something swimming

In his coffee cup

And so it began

The others soon followed

They’d wake up with hope

And try not to swallow

The tiny sea creatures

That swam in their cups

It seemed that the mermaids

Were happy as ducks

They loved the caffeine

And they drank as they swam

The sailors could see

That they liked a wee dram

And so they declared

Each morn with delight

That having a coffee

Would start the day right


The best part of waking up

Is mermaids in your cup