Buttercup has boarded HMS Pinafore, and has brought her wares to sell
Hail, men-o'-war's men, safeguards of your nation
Here is an end, at last, of all privation;
You've got your pay, spare all you can afford
To welcome Little Buttercup on board.
For I'm called Little Buttercup, dear Little Buttercup,
Though I could never tell why,
But still I'm called Buttercup, poor little Buttercup,
Sweet Little Buttercup I!
I've snuff and tobaccy, and excellent jacky,
I've scissors, and watches, and knives;
I've ribbons and laces to set off the faces
Of pretty young sweethearts and wives.
I've treacle and toffee, I've tea and I've coffee,
Soft tommy and succulent chops;
I've chickens and conies, and pretty polonies,
And excellent peppermint drops.
Then buy of your Buttercup,dear Little Buttercup;
Sailors should never be shy;
So, buy of your Buttercup,poor Little Buttercup;
Come, of your Buttercup buy!
I’m called little Buttercup