Seven bees set out, one day,
to cross the seven seas;
they’d read about it in a book,
and they had a life of ease;
no work to do, no shifts to fill,
and they all had holiday leave to take ,
and the spirit of adventure,
that their mother did Instill.
For they were seven brothers,
who had not seven brides;
they sought for worlds to conquer,
to swim against all tides;
and when the Sun shone on them,
they felt a mighty stirring,
to travel to all the ends of the Earth,
and see what was occurring.