A young man was tired of the farm life; so off he went and joined the Navy.
His first cruise took him to the south pacific, whereupon stopping at some island he found himself a parrot, He took it back to the ship with him, and kept it aboard the ship.
After 20+ years he retired from the Navy, so he and his parrot went. Back to farmland.
He decided he should get himself a chicken farm and sell young chickens and eggs.
This he did, lo and behold the first morning at 6 o’clock, the parrot commenced yelling,
“six bells hit the deck”, “six bells, hit the deck”
well the old sailor was quite angry and told the parrot I can’t have any of this, I’ am retired and don’t have to get up that early anymore,
So from now on you sleep out with the chickens.
The next morning at 6 o’clock he woke up hearing this big noise coming from the chicken house,
He goes out there, looks in the window and sees the parrot holding a red chicken around the neck with one wing and slapping him from left to right with his other wing, saying
“when I say dress whites I mean dress whites”