Silent Tree Music - Song Lyrics
( Somali pirates song lyrics )
A PIRATE'S LIFE
( WILL BE THE DEATH OF ME - YO HO HO )
Copyright © 2008 - MickTerry.com
[ tripletted ]
YO HO HO. Skull and crossbones on the mizzen.
YO HO HO. Black canvas billows on the main.
YO HO HO. With some luck, you'll die in prison
and not swept overboard in a hurricane.
YO HO HO. White squall hit from out of nowhere.
YO HO HO. Rogue wave will snap a mast in two.
YO HO HO. Tahiti: Cap'n say we go there,
but it's been seven years and it ain't in view.
There's a ghost of a chance you'll live this long.
You're young & you're foolish & you're way headstrong.
Thirty-three long years on the blackened sea,
A PIRATE'S LIFE WILL BE ... THE DEATH OF ME.
YO HO HO. Tattoos cover both your forearms:
YO HO HO. The Kraken, shark and crocodile.
YO HO HO. Navy'd hang you from the yardarm
than to waste any time on your measly trial.
YO HO HO. Scurvey, mold and rot and bad rum.
YO HO HO. Musket- ball inside your brain.
YO HO HO. With some luck, you'll die die of boredom
in the Horse Latitudes where Sirens know your name.
[ spoken ]
YO HO HO. Let me see if me gets this right:
YO HO HO. "Aarrgh! Avast ye maties!
YO HO HO. Shiver me timbers, ye scurvy swabs!
YO HO HO. Walk the plank or we keel-haul ye!
YO HO HO. Pieces of nine ... no, that ain't right.
YO HO HO. Pieces of seven ... no, ... six ... "
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[ Reprinted here by permission of the composer-lyricist ] BMI
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off Oman from Somali pirates.
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Somali pirates have received more than $80 million from cargo ships
ransomed so far this year.
Somali pirates captured Saudi Arabian supertanker Sirius Star
(largest piracy ever) loaded with $110 million of oil near Kenya,
demanding $25 million ransom.
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carrying military cargo, demanding $35 (then 20, then 8) million ransom.
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