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  1. Ballad's About Your Character

    We all fancy our Characters as being 'one of the best' and so in the era, ballads would be written about legends, like the 'Ballad of Captain Ward' 'The Ballad of Captain Kidd', and Blackbeard's Death Ballad. I figured anyone is entitled to one, so Why not write one for yourself? That being said, here is mine, if you have one for your character, please share, and if not, at least tell me what you think of mine... It tells the Story of Commodore Greyhound. ( I wrote it in the format of the Ballad of William Kidd, but it is ALL ORIGONAL The Ballad of the Red Gentleman My name is Ol' Greyhound, As I sail, As I sail, My name is Ol' Greyhound, As I sail, My name is Ol' Greyhound, I sailed the Pirate Round And plundered any ships I found As I sail, I was taken from my home As I sail, as I sail, I was taken from my home, As I sail, I was taken from my home, And sold to Captain Jones, Now on the seas I roam, As I sail. I joined the Brethren of the Coast As I sail, as I sail, I joined the Brethren of the Coast, As I sail, I joined the Brethren of the Coast, My captor's estate I did roast, And I raised a glass in toast, As I sail. I was taken by the Dons, As I sail, as I sail I was taken by the Dons, As I sail, I was taken by the Dons, And bound in iron bonds To stand trial for my wrongs As I sail. I escaped and vowed I'd return As I sail, as I sail I escaped and vowed I'd return As I sail, I escaped and vowed I'd return To plunder and to burn Which I did since I was spurned As I sail, And Being angry still, As I sail As I sail, And Being angry still, As I sail And Being angry still, Much Spanish blood I spilled The battle gave me such a thrill! As I sail. I took a War Galleon, As I sail, as I sail I took a War Galleon, As I sail, I took a War Galleon, Thought I'd have myself some fun And plunder on the Run, As I sail. I roamed the Spanish Main As I sail, as I sail I roamed the Spanish Main, As I sail, I roamed the Spanish Main, And plundered for my gain, For 10 years of my reign As I sail. I was hunted by my foes, As I sail, as I sail I was hunted by my foes, As I sail, I was hunted by my foes, So Eastward I did go To look for plunder high and low As I sail. I took East Indiamen As I sail, as I sail I took East Indiamen, As I sail, I took East Indiamen, Over Again and again Hundreds more than ten As I sail. I spied twenty Moorish ships, As I sail, as I sail I spied twenty Moorish ships, As I sail, I spied twenty Moorish ships, I played several of my tricks And I plundered all but six, As I sail. I went back to the West As I sail, as I sail I went back to the West, As I sail, I went back to the West, To take more gold filled chests And prove I am the best, As I sail. I was met with ships of war, Off the coast, off the coast, I was met with ships of war, Off the coast, I was met with ships of war, And the cannons they did roar, But I promptly sank all four, Off the coast, I've been a bold pyrate, On the sea, on the Sea, I've been a bold pyrate, On the sea, I've been a bold pyrate, Plundering ships small and fat, With a tip of my hat On the sea, I have fifty tons of gold, Stashed away, stashed away I have fifty tons of gold, Stashed away, I have fifty tons of gold, And gemstones manifold, With riches uncontrolled, Stashed away. Now I'm too old for the trade, As a rogue as a rogue, Now I'm too old for the trade, As a rogue, Now I'm too old for the trade, But I'm still the fastest Blade! And a Legend I have made! As a rogue!