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Fifteen men on the Dead Man's Chest — / Yo-ho-ho, and a bottle of rum!

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Lines from a pirates' song in Treasure Island, by Robert Louis Stevenson.

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“Was” is used for the indicative past tense of “to be,” and “were” is only used for the subjunctive past tense.

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