Margate Steam Yacht (Tea-Kettles are beautiful things)

TEA-KETTLES are beautiful things,
And ladies delight in their boiling O!
Sympathy soft how a tea-kettle sings,
The Care of old ladies beguiling O'
But who would have thought, with so little trouble,
They'd ever been brought to simmer and bubble
From Dublin Bay to Parkgate O ! [Note 628.1]
O'er waves so merrily, merrily, merrily,
To the tune of-A-hoy, for Margate O! [Note 628.2]

Spoken:  "Aboard the Majestic¹, a-hoy!"
"And, sir, isn't it dangerous if your safety valves isn't in good order ; you may upset the whole boiling on us?"
"O! never fear, madam, my machinery's safe as the Bank ; you may breakfast, sup, dine, and dress your own paraties."
"What! in the steam ? O dear, how clever and convenient! I dare say one might wash and iron into the bargain."
"To be sure, ma'am."
O'er the waves so merrily, &e

Only think what a help to the_Indian_trade¹
When steam-packets, would you think it O!
Shall not only bring tea, but that tea ready made,
For all who're inclined to drink it O!
Fear of waves and winds no longer prevailing,
For nobody minds the danger of sailing,
From Dublin-bay to Parkgate O !
waves so merrily, merrily. merrily,
To the tune of-A-hoy, for Margate O!

Spoken: "Then will the London Engineer be the Favourite¹ , and Eclipse¹ the Victory²."
" D'ye think so, sir?' " Yes ; I do."
" But, sir, isn't !there danger in case of an explosion !" [Note 628.3]
" Certainly, in such a case you have this advantage, that if you go up, you lose all fear of coming down, depend on't."
" I say, Squire Knight's coming on."
" Pray, sir, in case we don't get in to-night, can we stop any where to sleep?"
" Stop; Oh, no! you'll sleep as you go along."
" What ! with all these young ladies ? I shall be quite ashamed."
"O Lord O clear!" " What the devil's the matter?"
"Matter! why there's a large salmon got in amongst the wheels, and he's just like a fish out of water."
"Why then, ( singing ,) what a d-d fool ho must be.'"
"A salmon in a steam-vessel!"
"Aye, and it good way of dress-ing 'em too ; when he's done enough, let's have him up, while

O'er the waves so merrily, &c

Then to see the folks the dock who throng,
While paddles, in time to music O!
Keep graceful moving to every gay song,
Or dance, if you happen to choose it O
The ladies fair, so sweetly talking,
Though here and there some reel in walking,
From Dublin-bay to Parkgate O!
O'er waves so merrily, merrily, merrily,
To the tune of-Ahoy, for 'Margate

Spoken: " What time shall we get in, captain?"
" A little before you get out, miss." " Was you ever at sea before ?"
" That gentleman looks very pale,-he'll throw up his cards presently ; I told you so,-he's lost an odd trick."
"Oh, Lord : the rowl, of the vessel and the motion of the say."
" We'll wave that, if you please."
"The gentleman, with the phosphorous in his pocket, is all on fire ; [Note 628.4]
-put him out directly,-put a rope round his waist, that's round his neck, and -"
"Oh! my poor dear husband will be burnt, hanged, and drowned into the bargain."
"Oh! bless you, ma'am, that's nothing to the pleasures of the steam-packet."

O'er the waves so merrily etc.