HERE THERE BE DRAGONS!

The map tells sailors where to sail
The decorations sun and whale,
The warning spelled in letters pale
HERE THERE BE DRAGONS!

But north-northwest there is a gap
Should cause the sailors no mishap,
But north-northwest there is a gap.
AND HERE THERE BE DRAGONS!

The continents are not drawn true,
The ocean waves outlined in blue,
Sea serpentine provides the clue
WHERE THERE BE DRAGONS.

Yet year by year the ships have passed
Through oceans wide and oceans vast,
And sailors stared atop the mast
FOR WHERE THERE BE DRAGONS.

No scales of blue and jaws of green
Are by these modern sailors seen
Do you think that this might mean
HERE THERE BE NO MORE DRAGONS?

I'd like to hope, I'd like to pray
The dragons have just gone away
And will return some other day,
THEN HERE THERE WILL BE DRAGONS, AGAIN.