A bottle washed ashore this morning and I found a note inside. This seems like it may just be a sea shanty, but I feel there is meaning in the words, and I'd like to know what inspired it.
A crew of seven, we set out, the driving wind a chill
Losing our captain, no one pouts, but all have fallen ill
Another gone, we look to the cook- organize us, set us straight
And yet another, cries first mate, but alas, his loss will fill our plate
Three remaining- Is it raining?- We drown ourselves with a drink
We leave outside, we two, we hide, though the craft begins to sink
Afloat atop the wreckage, their story lies with only one
If those clouds should block the sun, the story may be told by none
Can you determine the inspiration for each line, or what the lines are truly describing?
For clarification: There is something unique to take away from each line, one line possibly helping you find what to take away from the next. The accepted answer should have each line represented and explained.
Another bottle may wash up on shore, if the winds aren't blowing in the right direction.