Our cook he is a very dirty man.
Sail away for the Rio Grande
He cooks the food as dirty as he can.
Ch: Sail away for the Rio Grande.

He stirred the tea with the end of a rope.
And in the bread we found a big piece of soap.

Every sailor got his fair peck of dirt.
He boiled the cap'nes puddin in the tail of his shirt.

From Sailor Chanties and Cowboy Songs by Charles J. Finger (1923)