Tuesday, September 19, 2006

International Talk Like A Pirate Day

Avast, me hearties!

Have a carousing

International Talk

Like A Pirate Day!



"A Pirate's Life For Me"

lyrics by Xavier Atencio and music by George Bruns

Yo ho, yo ho, a pirate's life for me.
We pillage plunder, we rifle and loot.
Drink up me 'earties, yo ho.
We kidnap and ravage and don't give a hoot.
Drink up me 'earties, yo ho.

Yo ho, yo ho, a pirate's life for me.
We extort and pilfer, we filch and sack.
Drink up me 'earties, yo ho.
Maraud and embezzle and even highjack.
Drink up me 'earties, yo ho.

Yo ho, yo ho, a pirate's life for me.
We kindle and char and enflame and ignite.
Drink up me 'earties, yo ho.
We burn up the city, we're really a fright.
Drink up me 'earties, yo ho.

We're rascals and scoundrels, we're villians and knaves.
Drink up me 'earties, yo ho.
We're devils and black sheep, we're really bad eggs.
Drink up me 'earties, yo ho.

We're beggars and blighters and ne'er do-well cads,
Drink up me 'earties, yo ho.
Aye, but we're loved by our mommies and dads,
Drink up me 'earties, yo ho.

Yo ho, yo ho, a pirate's life for me.

2 comments:

samualspade said...

I was listening to NPR a couple weeks ago about the history of rum.They said that pirates never drank grog.Grog was nothing but watered down rum with a little spice added.They say real pirates drank a drink called FLIP.Dark beer,rum and molasses mixed with a hot poker.I went home and drank a few...aaargh,mately,ya has to go light on the molasses...arrrgh.

Osquer said...

Ahoy, Sam! Sounds tasty! Thanks for the info!