The Grounding of the Ever Given

The Ever Given was a whale of steel
A skyscraper from bow to keel
Chasing ports from deal to deal
She plied the ocean slow

Bound for Rotterdam one day
She entered Suez straightaway
The crossing should be child’s play
But the Devil’s wind did blow

High-o and round we go
The Suez shuttered and too damn slow
Heave-ho with a tiny backhoe
We’ll set that lady free

In desert deep a dust storm grew
Across the ship lanes raging blew
The Ever Given chugging through
Could see not where to go

The mighty gust which whipped and burned
Hard to starboard made her turn
The Given’s prow sank in the berm
Her stern spun round in tow

High-o and round we go
The Suez shuttered and too damn slow
Heave-ho with a tiny backhoe
We’ll set that lady free

Fat with toys and oil and corn
Canal she’s blocked so round the Horn
Weak supply chains choked and torn
With two more weeks to go

High-o and round we go
The Suez shuttered and too damn slow
Heave-ho with a tiny backhoe
We’ll set that lady free

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