A ship is called "she" because there is always a great deal of bustle around her;
There is usually a gang of men about,
She has a waist and stays.
It takes a lot of paint to keep her looking good; it is not the initial expense that breaks you, it is the upkeep.
She can be all decked out;
It takes an experienced man to handle her correctly,
And without a man at the helm,
She is absolutely uncontrollable.
She shows her topsides,
Hides her bottom and,
When coming into port,
Always heads for the buoys.