An Irish song about a magnificent though improbable sailing ship that reaches an unfortunate end. The song describes a gigantic ship with twenty-seven masts, a colourful crew and varied types of cargon in enourmouse amounts. The vessel grow successively more extravagant about the wonders of the great ship. The seven-year voyage comes to a disatrous end when the ship sinks. The narrator becomes the only survivor, the last of the Irish Rover, leaving no one else alive to contradict the tale.