In a little village there stood a little store
On a little bay just off a little shore
Once more, the store had on the door
A dinner special that all would adore
For $4.95, a price that couldn’t be beat
A fresh feast of fish and chips, all you could eat
The little blue ship would bring in the days catch
Everyday there would be a nice new batch
One morn, the little ship blew its little horn
It caught a bay lobster right after a storm
The lobster said, “I’m magical and will grant one wish"
Please don’t treat me like I was just a fishy fish
Please do not take me to the little store
Where they’ll boil and foil me and even more
The cook will sack me, hack me, and crack me
Then the me, that you see, will no longer be
No little ship, do not drop me in with the fish
Rub my shell and I will grant you one wish
The greedy little ship wondered and thought
Should I trust this bay lobster that I just caught
Should I rub his shell and get my one wish
Then let him go, but still keep all my fish
The little ship used its anchor to rub the lobster
It was bright red with fear a right little mobster
Just then the bay lobster’s claw struck
The little blue ship was now out of luck
The anchor chain fell and the fish flipped free
The little ship cried, "Why did this happen to me?"
How could this happen, and how could I fail?
The ship instantly snagged the bay lobster’s tail
The lobster made quite a bash, a clash, and a cough
Until the lobster’s red ruffled tail finally came off
The lobster drifted down to the depths of the bay
Where Giganto the Gigantic Water Monster lay
Giganto craved bay lobsters and even more
He had a delicious lobster on his bay floor
Lobster would taste good with lemons and tartar
But lucky for the lobster, again he was smarter
"Giganto, do you know what humans love to eat?"
"Do you know makes their Friday dinner complete?"
"Fish and chips," Giganto the Gigantic replied
Just at that moment the bay lobster sighed
"No, Giganto you have it all wrong"
"It’s fish, but not chips," he said all along
He whispered in the water monster’s ear
Giganto the Gigantic crept closer to hear
Then with an adoring smile, a spin, and a shrug
Giganto the monster swam to the water above
The little blue ship’s net had its next catch
On its deck were plenty of fish, a really big batch
The sea monster leaned on the little ship's deck
Giganto could crush the ship and make it a wreck
"Why are you bothering me?" the ship wanted to know
The monster replied, "A tail less lobster told me so."
I learned of the Friday special, right from the lobster’s lips
Now I want some-Fish and Ships! Yes some Fish and Ships!