How Long?

How Long Have You Been in the USCG JLP?

All me bloomin’ life!
Me father was King Neptune,
me mother was a mermaid,
I was born on the crest of a wave,
and rocked in the cradle of the deep.
Me eyes are stars, me teeth are spars,
Me hair is hemp and seaweed…
and when I spits, I spits tar,
I’s tough I is, I am, I are!