…she… The ship

There is always a great deal of bustle around her; There is usually a gang of men around her; She has a aist and stays; Her rigging cost’s more than her hull; It takes a lot of paint to keep her looking good; It is not the initial expense that breaks you, It’s the upkeep; She can be all decked out; It takes an xperiencedman to handle her correctly; And without a man at the helm, She is absolutly uncontrollable; She has her topsides, hides her bottom and, When coming into port, She always heads for the boys.