Lyrics : The Cabin

No lowering for whales after sundown. Right
Two hearses, two hearses, floating over the ocean with waves for pall-bearers
Ha! Ha
Such a strange sight that Parsee. Such a sight we shall not soon see

Captain! Captain Ahab, I bring ill news. The men have discovered a leak among the oil casks below. The floor is wet with oil and seawater. We must anchor and make repairs

Anchor and make repairs…
Look here, Starbuck, my chart
The last sighting puts him here
We draw near, I feel it in my bones and leg!
Thou would have us heave-to here for a week and tinker with barrels?

Either do that sir or we may waste in one week more oil than we make in a year, what we’ve come twenty thousand miles to get is worth saving, sir

So it is, so it is
If we get it...

I was speaking of the oil in the hold, sir

And I was not speaking or thinking of that at all. Begone, let it leak! I will leak myself, aye, but I will not stop to plug my leak! Starbuck I’ll not anchor. Now back on deck with thee

What will the owners say, sir?

Let the owners stand on Nantucket beach and out-yell the typhoons, what cares Ahab? Owners. Owners. Thou art always needling me, Starbuck, about those miserly owners as if the owners were my conscious. Ye dare me devil? Dost thou dare to criticize me? Dost thou dare murmur mutiny? Now back on deck!

Nay, sir, not yet. I-

You daren’t!

I do dare, sir!
Shall we not understand each other better than hitherto- Captain Ahab I-

There is one God that is Lord over the Earth and one Captain that is lord over the Pequod, now. Back. On. Deck!

You will lose the men
If they see you letting the oil leak you will lose the men

Very brave, Starbuck, very brave. Thou art too good a fellow
Anchor, make thy repairs

I thank thee, sir. Right away
I won't ask thee to beware of Starbuck. Thou wouldst but laugh. But let Ahab beware of Ahab. Beware of thyself, old man

Let Ahab beware of Ahab…
Let Ahab beware of Ahab!
Now that’s something there