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Me mates an I always been partial to "The Bristol Channel Jamboree" performed by The Pyrates Royale when we be headin' out. Then one wes start ta drinkin' tis time for The Pyrates Royale's "Drink A Rum". 'Course anything by The Pryates Royale be great for sailin' or drinkin'!

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Here's my personal Favorite by Captain Bogg and Salty- PegLeg Tango album

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Scallywag

written by- Andy Lindberg

I’m a Scallywag

Pinching your purse

That is my bag

I’m a Scallywag

I’m a Scallywag

Pinching your purse

That is my bag

I’m a Scallywag

Tell ‘em boys

He’s a Scallywag

Pinching your purse

That is his bag

He’s a Scallywag

I’ve my hand in your pocket

We meet in the market

I’m off with your coins in a flash

While your scanning the faces

The men all around you

I’m off in the pub with your cash

I’m nice smiling faces

And nice friendly places

And offer a tankard of ale

You wait with your feet tied

To find you’ve been shanghaied

And face to face with a whale

I’m a Scallywag

Pinching your purse

That is my bag

I’m a Scallywag

Boys

He’s a Scallywag

Pinching your purse

That is his bag

He’s a Scallywag

Mother always told me to my own self be true

Mother always told me the right thing I should do

But mother never told me about easy marks like you

I’m a Scallywag

Pinching your purse

That is my bag

I’m a Scallywag

I’m perfectly willing to lend you a shilling

And offer a very good rate

But if you delay me because you can’t pay me

You’ll end your days in a crate

When sharing the fortune

I’ll offer you fifty, and fifty to share with a smile

But soon you’ll be whiling your every free hour marooned on a desolate isle

~Instrumental~

I’m a Scallywag

Pinching your purse

That is my bag

I’m a Scallywag

Tulémond

I’m a Scallywag / He’s a Scallywag

Pinching your purse / Pinching your purse

That is my bag / That is his bag

I’m a Scallywag / He’s a Scallywag

Mother always told me to my own self be true

Mother always told me the right thing I should do

But mother never told me about easy marks like you

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Me current favorite is "The Last Shanty" by Tom Lewis. It blends me modern day sailing with the AZ Yacht Club with me piratin at the sea festivals.

The Last Shanty

by Tom Lewis

M' father often told me, when I was just a lad,

A sailor's life was very hard, the food was always bad,

But now I've joined the navy, I'm on board a man-o-war,

And now I find a sailor ain't a sailor any more!

chorus

Don't haul on the rope, don't climb up the mast,

If you see a sailing-ship it might be your last,

Get your civvies ready for another run ashore,

A sailor ain't a sailor ain't a sailor any more!

The 'killick' of our mess, he says we've had it soft,

It wasn't like this in his day, when he was up aloft,

We like our bunks and sleeping bags but what's a hammock for?

Swinging from the deckhead or lying on the floor?

chorus

They gave us an engine that first went up and down,

Then with more technology the engine went around,

We're good with steam and diesel but what's a mainyard for?

A stoker ain't a stoker with a shovel any more!

chorus

They gave us an Aldis Lamp, we can do it right,

They gave us a radio, we signal day and night,

We know our codes and ciphers but what's a 'sema' for?

A 'bunting-tosser' doesn't toss the bunting any more!

chorus

They gave us a radar set to pierce the fog and gloom,

So now the lookout's sitting in a tiny darkened room,

Loran does navigation the Sonar says how deep,

The Jimmy's 3 sheets to the wind, the Skipper's fast asleep.

chorus

Two cans of beer a day, that's your bleeding lot!

But now we gets an extra one because they stopped The Tot,

So, we'll put on our civvy-clothes and find a pub ashore,

A sailor's still a sailor, just like he was before!

chorus

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My personal favourite is "Captain Barton's Distress on the Lichfield."

Cheers,

Adam

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What? No "Seek & Destroy". Maybe that's more for pre-pillaging!

I like "PinaColadaBurg" from Bill Paxton's 'Coconut Pete' character on Club Dread

Son of a son of a *%&$!...mother mother *&%$!

Damn funny flick!

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Hullo all. I've oft' visited this forum, but only just signed aboard.

When a-visitin', I'd seen some of my own personal favorite piratey/seafarin' tunes listed here, but some others I hadn't. I thought I'd offer 'em up in case I could turn anyone on to something maybe they hain't heard.

"Gyp the Blood" by Marc Almond (Hence my screen name)

"A Salty Dog" by Marc Almond (The Procul Harum song, not to be confused with "Salty Dog" by Floggy Molly, tho' I like that'n too)

"Tobacco Island" by Floggy Molly

"A Cautionary Song" and "The Mariner's Revenge Song" by The Decemberists

Pirate Jenny by ... pretty much anyone, though I especially like Marianne Faithfull's version

"Pirate Ships" by Robert Smith (I haven't hard the original Wendy Waldman version, but I like this one)

"Weird Beard" by Mad Caddies

"Press Gang" by Murder City Devils

"Jolly Roger" by Adam & The Ants (But only if you can stand pure 80's cheesy poppy-ness. That's not a judgement, just a description. Myself, I actually happen to like 80's cheesy poppy-ness.)

"A Pirate's Life" from Disney's Peter Pan (I know I've seen "A Professional Pirate" from Muppet Treasure Island in the forums, but never this one. Travesty.)

"Yo, Ho! (A Pirate's Life For Me)" from Disneyland's Pirates of the Caribben ride (OK, this one I know has been posted before, but I just had to list it again, since it's probably the first piratey song I can remember hearing. And you just never forget your first.)

Well, those are some of my favorites that I didn't think I'd seen posted on here before. O'course I coulda just missed seeing them. Hopefully my list isn't just a bunch of rehashing and there's something new y'all may not know but might like.

Cheers.

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I think me favorite would be All For Me Grog! We got to see The Bilge Pumps perform this at the Louisiana Ren Faire, and were hilarious! It's on one of their cd's, their Greatest Hits cd, I believe.

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;) i haFires me a lilst of favorites too Fireship Down Among the Dead Men, Drunken Sailor, yo HO A pirates*s life for Me , Whale of a Tale, The pyrates Royale Bawdy Version of Blow the Man Down. Don*t Sail There, Wild Goose, that song About a hellsip called the Abigail, Whisky yo , oh good ale and Old Joe

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Loreley

Merrily we sailed along,

Though the waves were plenty strong,

Down the twisting river Rhine

Following a song...

Legend's faded storyline

Tried to warn us all -

Oh, they called her "Loreley"

Careful, or you'll fall...

Oh, the stories we were told,

Quite a vision to behold!

Mysteries of the seas

in her eyes of gold...

Laying on the silver stone,

such a lonely sight.

Barnacles become a throne,

My poor Loreley...

And the winds would cry,

and many men would die.

And all the waves would bow down to the Loreley...

And the winds would cry,

and many men would die.

And all the waves would bow down to the Loreley...

You would not believe your eyes,

how a voice could hypnotize.

Promises are only lies from Loreley

In a shade of mossy green,

seashell in her hand,

She was born the River Queen,

ne'er to grace the land...

And the winds would cry,

and many men would die.

And all the waves would bow down to the Loreley...

And the winds would cry,

and many men would die.

And all the waves would bow down to the Loreley...

Oh, the song of Loreley

Charms the moon right from the sky...

She will get inside your mind, lovely Loreley...

When she cries "Be with me until the end of time"

You know you will ever be with your Loreley...

And the winds would cry,

and many men would die.

And all the waves would bow down to the Loreley...

And the winds would cry,

and many men would die.

And all the waves would bow down to the Loreley...

And the winds would cry,

and many men would die.

And all the waves would bow down to the Loreley...

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:( Mad Caddies - Weird Beard :o

the night was dark

the seas were rough

the port lay straight ahead

the booze ran out

the men grew tired

and this is what they said:

"captain if you cannot find a place to set her down

then you'll be sleeping right along with this vessel in the ground"

well the jolly roger pulled through

and made it to the land

we disembarked

went into town with vengence in our hand

the children cried

the woman sight

the men just turn their heads

so with a smile we chated loud and this is what we said

"ooohhoooh

raise'em in the air

we'll knock you up

and slap you down

and never seem to care

ooohooohh

another one for me

cause we're the filthy vermin

that will set you people free" :unsure:

with nothing left for us to drink

the night was winding down

but still the girls kept swaggering

and still hanging around

oh! mister can you tell me where i can find a man

the only thing that you will find is the back side of my hand!

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Let's not leave out "Derelict" (aka "Fifteen Men" aka "Yo Ho Ho and a Bottle o' Rum") I'm partial to Skip Henderson's rendition.

Also, "Billy Bones" by Skip Henderson. A most excellent bit of pyratical atmosphere. (We'll overlook the fact that Wm. Bones died apparently of apoplexy in the Admiral Benbow Inn, and was never available to address in sand-strewn, sun-bleached, skeletal form. It's still a hell of a song.)

But I vote for "Whale of a Tale!" I was rolling in the aisles when William Red Wake brought it up!

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Shores of Vinland-Doomsword, its all about pirates born to sail the seas.

Hail to the Hammer-Týr

Ten Wild Dogs-Týr

Land of Ice-Running Wild :D

Uuvu Oravan Luu-Tenhi

Seawolf-Bathory

The Immigrant Song-Led Zeppelin :D

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Arr, iffin ye don't mind, I'ma gonna be puttin' Running Wild stuff separate from the other songs.

Tortuga Bay - Running Wild (Fuckin' fast, mateys. Can't not put 'er 'ere.)

Chains And Leather - Running Wild

The Rivalry - Running Wild

Soul Vampires - Running Wild

Treasure Island - Running Wild

Treasure Galley - Running Wild

An' now th'rest of it, me hearties.

Balls To The Wall - Accept

Son Of A Bitch - Accept

Space Pirates - Alice Cooper

Just A Little - ARK (Not "The Ark", ARK)

Sky's The Limit - Authority Zero

Victory? - Cockrasher (Korean punk, bitches. Arr.)

Morte aos Ciquelistas - Comme Restus

Life On Mars - David Bowie

Gute Reise - Die Toten Hosen

Zehn kleine Jägermeister - Die Toten Hosen

Holy Diver - Dio

Through The Fire And Flames - Dragonforce

I Am The Captain Of The Pinafore - Gilbert and Sullivan

Rhapsody In Blue - George Gershwin

Neptune, The Mystic - Gustav Holst

Jupiter, The Bringer Of Jollity - Gustav Holst

Third Reich From The Sun - Hanzel und Gretyl

It's Cool - Instant Funk

Starlight's Fury - Jag Panzer (Though the vocals be suckin'.)

Es gibt kein Bier auf Hawaii - JBO

Black Dog - Led Zeppelin

Crimson Rider - Masterplan

Badlands - Metal Church

Rock With You - Michael Jackson

Martini Built For Two - My Life With The Thrill Kill Kult

Purple Rain - Prince

Lazing On A Sunday Afternoon - Queen

Sign Of The Time - Queensrÿche

Steelgods Of The Last Apocalypse - Rhapsody

Mr. Bojangles - Sammy Davis Jr.

Rock You Like A Hurricane - Scorpions

The Attitude Song - Steve Vai

Lost - Visions of Atlantis

Blind In Texas - W.A.S.P.

Arpeggios From Hell - Yngwie Malmsteen

Far Beyond The Sun - Yngwie Malmsteen

Arr, I be knowin'; quite a few sailin' songs, an' half of it don't be fittin' in thar (especially Jacko o'er there). But t'ain't surprisin' considerin' that I be havin' almost five days worth o' music an' given me uniqueness among me roguish peers.

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Me, personally, like just about anything from The Bilge Pumps.

The Sailor's Prayer

The Dark Lady

The Smuggler's Song

Johnny Jump Up

Leaver Her Johnny

------just too many to name------

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Skip Henderson's versions tend to be the best ones - IMHO. There are so many great shanties; I'm also partial to Scottish songs as well. A short list:

Barrett's Privateers

Henry Martin

The Handsome Cabin Boy

The Destroyer Song

Whiskey in the Jar

Sugar in the Hold

I'm a Rover, Seldom Sober

Bonnie Dundee

Mariner's Revenge Song

Skye Boat Song

Wild Rover

Johnny Cope

The Old Black Rum

The Plank

General Taylor

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Not pyratey at all, but Mainstreet by Bob Seger and Silver Bullet gets me feelin like feelin good with me missus every time. Pink Floyd Shine On You Crazy Diamond, part 1, is another tune to keep time/ rythym with as well... :)

Capt. Bo

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Garr! ride the lighnin' metallica be a very good album!

Also: Opeth-Ghost reveries, sometimes makes me feel like i be at sea

But me favourite song tha' makes me feel warm inside is probably

Cannibal Corpse: Infinate misery :lol:

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A Pirate Looks at Forty

-Because it'sme, I'm 40, in the middle of a major career change, and want to go back to sea.

Son of a Son of A Sailor

-Great to get in the sailing mood.

Riders on the Storm

-Try playing it while slugging your way through 30 footers in the gray North Atlantic...perfect.

Pirates Who Don't Do Anything

-I dare you not to laugh.

<_<

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"Song to the Siren", by Tim Buckley (terrific covers by This Mortal Coil and James Yorkston too)

"The Hook" by Stephen Malkmus

"Pirate's Life" by The Vandals

"Return to Pirates" by Mary Timony

"Tomblands" by The Libertines

"The Last Pirate Standing" by Agent 51

"Pirate Ship" by the Mighty, Mighty Bosstones

"The Ship Song" by Nick Cave and the Bad Seeds

"Shiver Me Timbers" and "Hoist that Rag" by Tom Waits

"Last Saskatchewan River Pirate" by Captain Tractor

"Fight for your Right to Plunder" by the Scurvy Pirates (a hilarious parody of the Beastie Boys "Fight for your Right to Party")

"I am the Pirate King" by Gilbert & Sullivan (especially as sung by Kevin Kline):

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Cheers, Hester

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"Northwest Passage" by the late Stan Rogers.

Chorus:

Ah, for just one time I would take the Northwest Passage

To find the hand of Franklin reaching for the Beaufort Sea;

Tracing one warm line through a land so wild and savage

And make a Northwest Passage to the sea.

Westward from the Davis Strait 'tis there 'twas said to lie

The sea route to the Orient for which so many died;

Seeking gold and glory, leaving weathered, broken bones

And a long-forgotten lonely cairn of stones.

I think it should become the new national anthem here in Canada -- 'specially if global warming continues at this pace and them damned Yanqui-boats keep encroaching on our territorial waters:

http://www.cbc.ca/news/background/northwest-passage/

The story of the doomed Franklin expedition is quite a romantic chapter in maritime history, as is the grail-like quest to find the remains of the ships and crew:

http://www.canadiangeographic.ca/specialfe...ion/default.asp

http://www.thecanadianencyclopedia.com/ind...s=A1ARTA0003031

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Cheers, Hester ... who gets shivers everytime she hears the song

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Blue - Joni Mitchell

Blue, songs are like tattoos

You know I've been to sea before

Crown and anchor me

Or let me sail away

Hey blue, here is a song for you

Ink on a pin

Underneath the skin

An empty space to fill in

Well there are so many sinking now

You've got to keep thinking

You can make it through these waves

Acid, booze, and ass

Needles, guns, and grass

Lots of laughs, lots of laughs

Everybody's saying that hell's the hippest way to go

Well I don't think so

But I'm gonna take a look around it though

Blue, I love you

Blue, here is a shell for you

Inside you'll hear a sigh

A foggy lullaby

There is your song from me

I only have this album on stretched cassette tape. I need to replace it with the CD version.

Cheers, Hester

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Neko Case, "Maybe Sparrow"

Maybe sparrow you should wait

The hawk's alight till morning

You'll never pass beyond the gate

If you don't hear my warning

Notes are hung so effortless

With the rise and fall of sparrow's breast

It's a drowning dive and back to the chorus

La di da di da di da

La di da di da di da

Oh my sparrow it's too late

Your body limp beneath my feet

Your dusty eyes cold as clay

You didn't hear my warning

Maybe sparrow it's too late

Moonlight glanced off metal wings

In a thunderstorm above the clouds

The engine hums a sparrow's phrase

For those who cannot hear the words

For those who will not hear the words

For those who will not hear the words

La di da di da di da

La di da di da di da

Maybe sparrow

Maybe sparrow

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