There was a pirate pussy cat
Who sailed the Spanish Main,
His ship it wore a pirate flag
In hail,or sun or rain.
And when he caught a galleon
As buccaneers will do,
He took up all the gems and gold
And cast away the crew.
Then when he sailed back into port,
With his ill-gotten prize,
He threw a great big party
with cakes and sweets and pies.
This pirate’s name was Blacky Patch,
He had white feet and tail to match.
He ruled his crew,as hard as nails,
And did not spare the nine ‘o’ tails.
One day the King’s fine sailing ships
Caught up with Blackie Patch.
The fired their guns while on the run,
And Blackie’s were no match.
His ship went down and all were drowned,
The pirates were dispatched.
Ron is 79 years old and has taken up writing poetry