Jan Grieveson's Liveaboard wife poem .

Elaine Mckeith

Med Captain
Member
General Committee
This poem is now available on a tea towel. If you d like one please contact Elaine McKeith. £10 including p&p in Uk
The Liveaboard Wife.

In all of the oceans and all of the sea’s
In every large harbour and every town quay
The greatest sight you will see in your life
Is that maiden of Iron... the Liveaboard wife

The skipper stands solemn, the wheel in his hand
Barking out orders each time they sight land
The liveaboard wife takes it all in her stride
Cos she’ll get her revenge when the boats safely tied

Stern to me dearie, the skipper commands
As the wife runs like hell, a line in each hand
She climbs through the stern gear and makes the lines fast
Then drags out the gangplank that’s tied to the mast

Fenders me dearie, both starboard and port
As she leaps into action with no second thoughts
Quickly my dearie, you do have the knack
Two under each arm, one strapped to her back

The anchor my darling, we’ll go astern now
As she runs to the foredeck and lands at the bow
She wrestles the anchor lets the windlass go free
As a ton of chain metal falls into the sea

To the stern, the stern... today would be fine
He screams as she sprints to throw the aft line
Tie it off fast dear and run to the bow
The winds got our head... get the anchor tight now

Soon all is calm as the boat settles in
And the liveaboard wife returns with the gin
No words are spoken as she pours out her vice
5 parts gin.... 1 tonic.... 1 ice

The neighbouring yachtsmen make our skippers head swell
Great boat handling sir, you brought her in well
The last straw was broken for the liveaboard wife
Who threw a left hook designed to end life

So caution to all ye sailors who head out to sea
Never take for granted what sleeps next to thee
The greatest asset any yachtsman has got
Is that liveaboard wife.... that climbs on a yacht!





Jan Grieveson - Yacht Mychi – July 2018
 
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David Ellis

David Ellis
Member
Boat name
POSSIBLY
Berth
Parkstone YC
Boat type
Moody 35
Cruising area
South Coast
Hi Elaine

Where may I read copy of the poem, please?

David
 

Elaine Mckeith

Med Captain
Member
General Committee
Hi Elaine

Where may I read copy of the poem, please?

David
The Liveaboard Wife.

In all of the oceans and all of the sea’s
In every large harbour and every town quay
The greatest sight you will see in your life
Is that maiden of Iron... the Liveaboard wife

The skipper stands solemn, the wheel in his hand
Barking out orders each time they sight land
The liveaboard wife takes it all in her stride
Cos she’ll get her revenge when the boats safely tied

Stern to me dearie, the skipper commands
As the wife runs like hell, a line in each hand
She climbs through the stern gear and makes the lines fast
Then drags out the gangplank that’s tied to the mast

Fenders me dearie, both starboard and port
As she leaps into action with no second thoughts
Quickly my dearie, you do have the knack
Two under each arm, one strapped to her back

The anchor my darling, we’ll go astern now
As she runs to the foredeck and lands at the bow
She wrestles the anchor lets the windlass go free
As a ton of chain metal falls into the sea

To the stern, the stern... today would be fine
He screams as she sprints to throw the aft line
Tie it off fast dear and run to the bow
The winds got our head... get the anchor tight now

Soon all is calm as the boat settles in
And the liveaboard wife returns with the gin
No words are spoken as she pours out her vice
5 parts gin.... 1 tonic.... 1 ice

The neighbouring yachtsmen make our skippers head swell
Great boat handling sir, you brought her in well
The last straw was broken for the liveaboard wife
Who threw a left hook designed to end life

So caution to all ye sailors who head out to sea
Never take for granted what sleeps next to thee
The greatest asset any yachtsman has got
Is that liveaboard wife.... that climbs on a yacht!





Jan Grieveson - Yacht Mychi – July 2018
 

Andy Mullan

Andy Mullan
Member
Boat name
TRUE LIFE
Berth
Chichester Marina
Boat type
Moody 30
Cruising area
Solent
EXCELLENT!
 
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