Or maybe he wrote them as songs in the first place? Have a listen and sing along. Lyrics of those that were published are available here: Tarantella, Ha’nacker Mill, The Islands (Cruise of the Nona), The Winged Horse.
When I am dead, I hope it may be said, “His sins were scarlet, but his books were read.”
Thankfully…he stuck to his day job, eh? Though I bet his kids loved hearing these.