There was a girl who sent him a mail
he, who was sitting all the day pale
in a house that was put up for sale.
He set out to find the sender of the mail
the trail was long in a train on a rail
that brought him to a ship that set sail.
On a long journey that would surely fail
for the ship met face to face with a gale
that hit them for days on end with hail.
The food and the water turned out stale
when washed ashore, they put him in jail.
for papers he had none on him to set sail.
Our fellow took the pain to write her a mail
she received with pleasure to free him on bail
and thereby set a happy ending to our tale…