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Robert Louis Stevenson (1850-1894)

Fifteen men on the Dead Man's Chest

              1Fifteen men on the Dead Man's Chest --
              2    Yo-ho-ho, and a bottle of rum!
              3Drink and the devil had done for the rest --
              4    Yo-ho-ho, and a bottle of rum!


3] done for: finished off.

Online text copyright © 2003, Ian Lancashire for the Department of English, University of Toronto.
Published by the Web Development Group, Information Technology Services, University of Toronto Libraries.

Original text: R. L. Stevenson, Treasure Island (London and Glasgow: Collins, 1953): 27
First publication date: 1883
RPO poem editor: Ian Lancashire
RP edition: 2003
Recent editing: 1:2003/7/11

Rhyme: abab

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