Aboard a ship set for the sea,
A crew of cowboys were shanghaied.
Taken away from their ponies, their loves, and from all land to see.
No easy spirit to tame, the cowboys did not bend.
To whip and chain were they submitted.
Finally to the plank, did the captain send.
Never to waver, brave and strong,
the cowboy crew lined up on deck.
Willingly, they did leap, and met their death during the mermaid’s last song.