Captain Bover

Where have you been, my canny honey?
Where have you been, my winsome man?

I've been to the norrard,
Cruizing back and forrard,
I've been to the norrard,
Cruizing sore and lang.
I've been to the norrard,
Cruizing back and forrard,
But I dare not come ashore,
For Bover and his gang.

From A Sailor's Garland by John Masefield (1906)