8 9th is the first street off the coast
8 where the Greedy recruit raw meet
8 and then the raw meat becomes roast.
7 Money changes hands swiftly
7 one hears a deal they snap on
7 others hear differently
7 and somewhat inconsistent
7 a penny or dime was here
7 and now missing wear, go bare
7 a hundred times a minute.
8 That crate? Does it have Nine Bottles?
8 Isn't it supposed to be 10?
6 One was cracked in shipment
6 nothing else could we do
7 so we gave it to the crew.
7 A refund to the buyer,
7 To whom we almost sold short
7 What is next to do in port?
8 Unloading barrels of liquor.
8 And spirits, but also quicker
8 some other solid goods: hardtack,
8 salted pork, and pickled fatback.
9 Sign there, then here, then lets grab a beer
9 leave this paper with my friend named Greer.
9 He will make sure your numbers are clear.
9 He'll seal it, mark it, make it secure.
9 Checked for rightly flecked inking stealthy
9 the spots that will make us all wealthy.
9 While we do drink ourselves unhealthy
9 Untouched in banks hard work does mature