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Billy Bones?

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I recently downloaded Skip Henderson's song "Billy Bones" from iTunes and I'm trying to find the lyrics. I've done searches on google and so forth and turned up nothing. Skip's myspace page has no lyrics and his personal homepage appears to be down. Spiral Six had tribute page with the lyrics but it mysteriously vanished before I could copy them down.

so... does anyone have the lyrics to Billy Bones?

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Here ya go... I sing with two Pirate bands that do this song..

BILLY BONES

Good morning to you Billy Bones, Billy Bones

Good Morning to you charming Billy,

When I last saw your hands, they were brown as my own,

Now up through white fingers the grasses have grown.

And what of this cutlass, so carelessly thrown,

On the ground, Billy Bones, billy Bones?

Chorus:

Bones, bones, bones, Billy Bones,

Send him off to Davy Jones!

Of rum and gold and wenches bold,

You've had your last fill Billy Bones!

Good morning to you, Billy Bones, Billy Bones

Good morning to you charming Billy,

That chest that you're laying on once sailed the salt sea,

That's why you, I, and Flint'yd agree,

To divvy the contents up in to three,

Gold and Jewels, Billy Bones, Billy Bones.

(Chorus)

Bones, bones, bones, Billy Bones,

Send him off to Davy Jones!

Of rum and gold and wenches bold,

You've had your last fill Billy Bones!

Good morning to you, Billy Bones, Billy Bones

Good morning to you charming Billy,

You've done in many a Tar in your day,

And sent 'em off to sleep in the bay,

Well it looks like turn-about's, Fair Play!

At least for today, Billy Bones!

(Chorus)

Bones, bones, bones, Billy Bones,

Send him off to Davy Jones!

Of rum and gold and wenches bold,

You've had your last fill Billy Bones!

Good morning to you, Billy Bones, Billy Bones

Good morning to you charming Billy,

Now old Flint is dead, and that leaves only me,

So I'll shovel your bony old arse in the sea,

And I'll drink to your health, which you'll never see!

Without eyes, without lips, skully bones.

(Chorus)

Bones, bones, bones, Billy Bones,

Send him off to Davy Jones!

Of rum and gold and wenches bold,

You've had your last fill Billy Bones! (Twice)

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Bess you always amaze me.

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Not only are you attractive, but you are smart and creative too. :(

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Not only are you attractive, but you are smart and creative too. B)

(chuckle) Oh Piffle....

That's not being amazing, that is just being CELT! :(

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Not only are you attractive, but you are smart and creative too. B)

(chuckle) Oh Piffle....

That's not being amazing, that is just being CELT! :(

the Lass speaks truth

and thank'ee for the lyrics, Love P-}

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Ummmmm...

I think these be the ones Skip uses (Bless his heart!) :rolleyes:

Chords fer the verse's... Am, Em, B, G, D

And chords fer the chorus'... C, G, D, G, Em, Am, B

We LOVE doing this song!

;)

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Thankee Bess! My compliments to Mr Henderson on a thundering well writ song.

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I first heard this song playing on the old Dead Men Tell No Tales store site. It drove me nuts trying to find the lyrics, but eventually I did! :lol:

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