10/13/2003

In Which is recorded the sea chantey of the pirates

One foine day a-poiratin' what did I see?
(Yo, ho, blow the man down)
But a sweet Arab schooner a-sailin' for me!
(Yo, ho, blow the man down)
Heavy with hogsheads and red pepperpots
(Yo, ho, blow the man down)
To could give the immaculate Herself the trots!
(Yo, ho, blow the man down)

Now here's this first mate with his second-class hag.
(Yo, ho, blow the man down)
I'll flash 'em my cutlass if they won't take the gag!
(Yo, ho, blow the man down)
Avast, me bastards, and keelhaul that flag!
(Yo, ho, blow the man down)
I've a first-rate crossbones on this secondhand bag.
(Yo, ho, blow the man down)


Well we marauds by night and we sleeps in the sun
(Yo, ho, blow the man down)
We steals out of duty, but murthers for fun!
(Yo, ho, blow the man down)
And if theft and killing don't strike you as work,
(Yo, ho, blow the man down)
I've a wife and nine wee ones back in County Cork!
(Oy, vey, blow the man down)

Fugh off with your vino, your big barrels of sack.
(Yo, ho, blow the man down)
I'll load up on pepper, the red and the black!
Then onward to Jenny, my girl of the West;
(Yo, ho, blow the man down)
I'll run me own jolly roger up her fair crow's nest!
(Yo, ho, blow the man down)