2013

UP THE ANTE

 

Bang your mug

 

We're coming for you ladies,
Were coming for the shores,
We're coming for your wenches,
We're coming for your whores,

It's time to raise the glasses,
It's time to pour the beer,
It's time to pull another pint,
Because the Blades are here!

 

We're coming for yer plunder,
We're coming for yer ales,
We're coming for yer fancy jewels,
We're coming for yer tails!
It's time for rowdy dancin,
It's time for pounding beer,
It's time for quick romancin,
Because the Blades are here!

DRUNKEN HARPY

The Drunken Harpy's comin, comin out to sea,
The Drunken Harpy's comin, comin just for me,
Her broadsides are quite broad, And she's haggard as can be, but
The Drunken Harpy's comin (comin) coming just for me
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She creaks and moans, and her poop deck groans,
And her cabins are quite greasy,
She's got the odor of a fish,
That make the seamen queasy

She's a little bit big, and a little bit slow,
She makes her turns quite wide,
Been sailing long and looks worn out,
But she welcomes you inside,
---
She's been through the waves and through the storms,
She can really take a pounding,
But she still wants all her crewmen on,
Even when she's grounding,

So large she has an undertow
Never know where she has been,
Better cut and run, me hearties,
Before she sucks you in,
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You think you want to take a ride, you think it would be nice
If you survive it once my friend, you won't live through it twice,
Mighty as the Kraken, the behemoth of the seas,
She'll chew you up, spit you and bring you to your knees,
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Well she's got a mighty cargo hold, She carries lots of baggage,
Her sails are all 'a saggin, and She's not a pretty package,

She's got an open gangway, And cleanin it's a chore, 
Cause she can handle 50 men, And still come back for more

LIQUOR AND WOMEN

 

She was tall, She was wet,
And her head was fantastic,
As I put my lips to her,

She was also bombastic,

Her body like amber,
And she gave me great cheer,
And I licked every drop,
Of this fine mug of beer...

Oh, Liquor and women, and liquor some more,
And you'll finding me pull myself off of the floor,
Will I wake in my bedroom or out the back door
Oh, liquor and women, and liquor some more

She was stout, she was dark,
Not for everyone's taste,
But she went down quite well,
And I would not dare waste,

As I pulled her close to me,
We got down to business,
Just me and me lover,
This fine mug of Guinness

Oh, Liquor and women, and liquor some more,
And you'll finding me pull myself off of the floor,
Will I wake in my bedroom or out the back door
Oh, liquor and women, and liquor some more

And me mates tell me that I should give up my drink,
They say I don't know what I'm doing,
But I don't really care what they think,
I'm more concerned with what's brewing.....

Well, she smelled of berries, 
And she beckoned to me,
She was mighty full bodied,
Sitting on my goatee,

She dripped down my cheeks, (God Rest His Soul)
And she was indeed pale,
Lost myself in the moment,
And this fine mug of ale,

Oh, Liquor and women, and liquor some more,
And you'll finding me pull myself off of the floor,
Will I wake in my bedroom or out the back door
Oh, liquor and women, and liquor some more

SCOURGE OF THE SEVEN SEAS

 

We're shadows running in the night, 
And you will feel our cold steel bite, 
Yes, you will feel our cold steel bite, 
No one will hear your pleas,    

 

 

 

We're kicking down the doors, we come

 

There's no where left for you to run,

 

There's no where left for you to run,
From the scourge of the seven seas
From the scourge of the seven seas

 

We're on the loose until dayspring,

 

Who knows the terror we will bring,
Who knows the terror we will bring,
We'll take just what we please,

 

 

 

We'll cut you down from stern to bow,
Of mercy, we shall disavow,

 

Of mercy we shall disavow,

 

The scourge of the seven seas, 
The scourge of the seven seas,

With souls of black and hearts of ice,

 

You'll pay our deadly fees,

 

Your men will fall to our attack

 

The scourge of the Seven Seas
We'd rather die upon our feet, 
Than live down on our knees,
By Captain's order, there'll be no quarter,
From the Scourge of the Seven Seas

 

You try to buy us with your stores,
Of rums and whiskey and your whores,
Of rums and whiskey and your whores,
Your offers can't appease

 

We'll loot the gold and torch your town,
And laugh and watch it burning down,
And laugh and watch it burning down,
The scourge of the seven seas
The scourge of the seven seas

 

With souls of black and hearts of ice,

 

You'll pay our deadly fees,

 

Your men will fall to our attack

 

The scourge of the Seven Seas
We'd rather die upon our feet, 
Than live down on our knees,
By Captain's order, there'll be no quarter,
from the scourge of the seven seas

LEAVING OF LIVERPOOL

Fair thee well to princess landing stage, river mercy fair thee well

I am bound for California, it’s a place that I know right well

 

So fair thee well my own true love,
when I return united we will be
Its not the leaving of Liverpool that grieves me,
but m’darlin when I think of thee

 

I have sailed with burgess once before, I think I know him well

If a man’s a sailor he will get along, if not then he’s sure in hell

 

Fair the well to lower Fredrick street, hanson terrace and park lanes

I am bound away for to leave you and, I’ll never see you again

 

I have shipped on a Yankee clipper ship, Davey Crocket is her name

And Burgess is the Captain of her and they say that she’s a floating hell

ROWDY SOUL

I’m a rowdy soul im a rowdy soul and I don’t care whether I work or not
I’m a rowdy soul im a rowdy soul and I don’t care whether I work or not

Come here dog and get your bone, tell me what shoulder you want it on.
Pen of and penny on, one more load and I’ll be gone

 

I didn’t plant no corn, didn’t plant not beans or mater’s
I didn’t plant no corn, but damn them irish tater’s

 

I saw the captains coat just hangin on the wall
I stole the captains coat and I wore it to a fancy ball

 

Next time I build my house gonna build my chimney higher
Mud-daubers swarmin’ around gonna put me out that fire

 

Pass that jug around dear son and I’ll tell you a story
‘bout things with claws that scratch and bite like women mean and whore’y

BRAVE AND MIGHTY CAPTAIN

Sing me one of them pirate songs, 

Sing it loud and sing it strong,

Tell me tales of action, me brave and mighty sailing Captain,


Sing me one of them pirate songs,

We'll sing them with you all day long,
Tell me of your exploits, and how your legend grew

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I told you once that scar right here, 

Was from a shark bite on my rear,

But Chuey said it wasn't really true,

 

He told me you fell down some stairs

While wearing women’s underwear,

And fell right through a window through the back door of a stew

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Remember how I told you, 

Bout those 8 guys that I bested?
I beat them all, got bloodied up, and then I got arrested,

 

But Sven was there and says no way,

That was from when you had no pay,

To pay the whore, she gave you more than loving on that day,

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Then there's the story of my life, 
When I made it with the gov'ner's wife,

Ginger hair and skin so fair, and curves so fine from here to there,

 

But Saxton tells a different tale,

He said that lady was a whale,

36-24-36… Her forearm, neck and thigh

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I told you the time that I was marooned,

On an island by Cape Town Lagoon,

Living off the land and sea for almost 80 days

 

But Pappy, he spilled the beans,

Said you were taken by marines,

You said you were the cabin boy, we heard you were the cabin toy

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I love the story that I like to tell

About swinging cross the main mast sail,

With cutlass in one hand, I must have looked quite grand,


But Jack says that's not how it went,

When you made that infamous descent

It was the Scotsman kilt you grabbed, and Saucy Jack, you nearly stabbed

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Now listen up you scurvy lads
I’m the meanest captain you’ll ever have

Now toe the line or else you’ll walk the plank

 

Zulu said that when you hired him

You wore a dress with frilly trim

While frolicking and picking daisies down there by the bank

SOUTH AUSTRALIA

South Australia I was born, South Australia 'round Cape Horn

Bound for South Australia
Haul away your rollin kings, haul away you'll hear me sing

As I stepped out one morning fair, there I met miss Nancy Blair

Rubbed her up and I rubbed her down, shook her 'round and 'round this town

Ain't but one thing grieves my mind, leaving Nancy Blair behind

Ya'ever go wallop around Cape Horn, you'll wish to Christ you'd never been born

Sail the sea and cross the land, singing our songs in a pirate band

THE ONE THAT I LOVE

Every night, as I try to sleep,
I still see her smile, 
I still hear her laughter,
I still feel her touch,

And as I lie anxiously,
Tossing and turning,
I know now that maybe I loved her too much,

Every day, as I set out to sailing,

I see blue of her eyes,

When I look at the sky,

And the smells of her hair, seems to ride on the air,
Making me sad,
For saying good bye...

I left her there, my bonny young lady,
I left her there, my wife she would be,
But I chose to live my life on the ocean,
And the one that I love, is miles from the sea,


I still feel her breath, from the wind on the waters,
I still feel her heart beat, from waves on the boat,

I wanted her dearly and I loved her true,
But the staying was something I could not devote


I left her there, my bonny young lady,
I left her there, my wife she would be,
But I chose to live my life on the ocean,
And the one that I love, is miles from the sea, 


I pray that some day, I'll be back to home,
And her arms will be open to me once again,

But for now, this ship, is my mistress in waiting,
And I don't know when, I'll be back from the Main,

I left her there, my bonny young lady,
I left her there, my wife she would be,
But I chose to live my life on the ocean,
And the one that I love, is miles from the sea

DEVIL'S JIG

Keep dancing all you sailing fools, 

Keep bouncing on the strings, 
Keep drinking all your liquor too, 
Scream out the songs ya sings (HEY!)
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Keep lyin all you pirate fiends,
Keep stealin when you can,
Keep fightin for dishonor's sake,
And let the flames a'fan,

Fire from skies with coal black eyes
He'll hang you from the rig,
And pull the ropes with heaves and hos,
You'll dance the devils jig...
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Keep cheating on your contracts made,
Keep stabbin' in the back,
Keep leavin' women that you've laid,
And always first attack (HEY!)
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Keep thieving with your stealin' hands,
Keep rolling all yer bones,
Keep sending all your worthless lot,
Back down to Davy Jones 

Fire from skies with coal black eyes
He'll hang you from the rig,
And pull the ropes with heaves and hos,
You'll dance the devils jig...


Keep pillaging you scurvy dogs,
Keep plundering the shores,
Keep striking down all those that stand,
In the way of what is yours (HEY!)
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Keep running all you lawless thugs,
Keep close your loaded gun,
Keep looking for your own way out,
But the nightmare's just begun

QUEEN OF THE SEAS

She was the angel of my world, This lovely, golden haired girl,
We'd been as one since we were barely ten,
But there we stood, locked face to face, She said "I have to leave this place"
But I never dreamed I'd not see her again,

Oh Marrigan, oh Marrigan I wish that you could see
My heart will beat as one with you Wherever we may be

She looked at me and took my hand, Swore she'd never love another man,
She kissed me with a teardrop in her eye,
Without a pause, she turned away, And walked towards a ship in bay,
And the only question in my head was why,

Oh, Marrigan, oh Marrigan, I wish that you could see
My heart will beat as one with you, Wherever we may be,
Oh Marrigan, oh Marrigan, I'll never understand,
But she didn't lie, When she said she'd never Love another man


I heard tales and listened with dismay, She's taken to a pirate's way,
She's sailing on the oceans far away,
Trimmed off all her golden curls, And dresses to impress the girls,
While hanging at the brothels off the bay

Oh, Marrigan, oh Marrigan, The Queen of all the Seas,
Surrounded by her sirensAnd her princesses and shes
Oh Marrigan, oh Marrigan, I'll never understand...
But she didn't lie When said she'd never Love another man

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She was the only girl I loved

The apple of my eye

But what my love needed I know I cant provide

I miss her more than anything

I want her for my bride

She’d never kiss my blarney stones or take a shillelagh ride
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Well, I've never loved a girl so fair, And I hoped that somehow I'd compare,
But seems I'm on the wrong side of the boat,

Her castle walls have now grown strong, And in those walls, to be, I long,
But at least I got to harbor in her moat

CHEMICAL WORKER'S SONG

Well, a process man am I and I am tellin' you no lie

I work and breathe among the fumes that tread across the sky

There's thunder all around me and there's poison in the air

There's a lousy smell that smacks of hell and dust all in me hair


And it's go boys go

They'll time your every breath

And every day you're in this place your two days nearer death

But you go ...

Well, I've worked among the spitters and I breathe the oily smoke

I've shovelled up the gypsum and it neigh 'on makes you choke

I've stood knee deep cyanide, got sick with a caustic burn

Been working rough, I've seen enough to make your stomach turn



There's overtime and bonus opportunities galore

The young men like their money and they all come back for more

But soon your knocking on and you look older than you should

For every bob made on the job, you pay with flesh and blood



Well, a process man am I and I am telling you no lie

I work and breathe among the fumes that tread across the sky

There's thunder all around me and there's poison in the air

There's a lousy smell that smacks of hell and dust all in me hair

ONE BY ONE

One by one...
Each step I take into a room,
Echoes like an empty tomb,
Leaves footprints etched in doom,

One by one...
Each word I speak in ecstasy,
They seem to entropy
Must be my destiny

I'll never really know,
Have I brought the Devil with me,
Or been urging him to go
Is it really worth it all?
Can't stop casting this dark shadow,
And my comrades seem to fall

One by one...
I hear the curses in the air,
All the blames and swears,
And pretend I don't care,

One by one..
I feel suspicious eyes on me,
Glares from those that disagree,
And I know they'll never see,

I'll never really know,
Have I brought the Devil with me,
Or been urging him to go
Is it really worth it all?
Can't stop casting this dark shadow,
And my comrades seem to fall

One by one...this black cloud shrouds my way
One by one...turning all the blue skies into gray
One by one...all the reasons in the world I shouldn't stay
One by one...cannot prove I'm not what they portray,

One by one...
Stories of the glory years,
Back before I was here,
When the vision was so clear

One by one...
Line them up and drink the rums,
Toasting to the fallen ones,
And sorrys for the damage done,

I'll never really know,
Have I brought the Devil with me,
Or been urging him to go
Is it really worth it all?
Can't stop casting this dark shadow,
And my comrades seem to fall

ALMOST HOME

Been out to sea since God knows when,

Five more days, then home again!

 

And what a voyage this has been,

Hey ho, we're almost home!

 

Miss me girlfriends,  miss me wife,
Four more days, then home again!

But I signed on for a pirate's life
Hey ho, we're almost home!

 

Can't wait to get back to the pub,

Three more days, then home again,


Eat me ale and drink me grub,
Hey ho, we're almost home,


Prepared to spend up all me loot,

Two more days, then home again,

Find some lass that's kind of cute,

Hey ho, we're almost home,

Pull in swiftly to the quay,

One more day, then home again,

Tell me stories of the sea,

Hey ho, we're almost home

 

Land Ho

UP THE ANTE

I can tell you've got a lovely pair,

I'd love to see them more, 
So lay em down in front of me,

I'll show you mine, you show me yours, 

 

I must admit, you've got great hands, 
Sometimes I feel done for,

But this time round, I've got to nail ya down,

Three of a kind brings the higher score!


Shuffle up,
Deal the cards,
Before this night is lost!
Win if you can,
Lose if you must, 
But cheat at every cost

We pay the tips and,

Count the chips,

While singing out a shanty,

Now all hands in!
Show what you got!

It's time to up the ante,

 

I've always thought you twisted,

Until you laid it down, your straight,

You've teased with me me so many times,
The hours growing late,

You're cross the table smiling,

And I see you start to blush,
But damn my eyes, to your surprise
I beat you with my flush!

 

Shuffle up,
Deal the cards,
Before this night is lost!
Win if you can,
Lose if you must, 
But cheat at every cost

We pay the tips and,

Count the chips,

While singing out a shanty,

Now all hands in!
Show what you got!

It's time to up the ante,

 

You've always made it very clear,

That you don't like to lose,
I can see the warm scowl on your face,
I'm heading for the blues,

So what the hell, I'll throw this one,
If it will get me in your panties,
I'm emptying my full house now,
It's time to up the ante!

Shuffle up,
Deal the cards,
Before this night is lost!
Win if you can,
Lose if you must, 
But cheat at every cost

We pay the tips and,

Count the chips,

While singing out a shanty,

Now all hands in!
Show what you got!

It's time to up the ante

UNTIL WE MEET AGAIN

May your lover ever be true,

May your cup never run dry,

May your mistakes be lessons learned,

 

May you find joy with your friends,

May you find peace within your soul,

May your rewards be always earned

 

Until we meet again, 

Upon the ocean swell,

Until we meet again,

Good fortune and fare the well,

 

May your sword be swift in a fight
May your skies be red at night
May your brothers in arms always be by your side

 

May your compass show you the way
May the dolphins swim at the bow
May your memories be treasures you lock deep inside

 

Until we meet again, 

Upon the ocean swell,

Until we meet again,

Good fortune and fare the well,

 

(break)

 

May the sun be on your face,

May the waves be at your back,

May the wrongs that you've done float away with the tide,

 

May the winds fill up your sails,

May the stars guide you through nights,

May the dreams that elude you, be shown where they hide

 

Until we meet again, 

Upon the ocean swell,

Until we meet again,

Good fortune and fare the well,

THE REN FAIRE SONG

Step right up and come inside, 
To a world of make believe, 

Of shiny knights and maidens fair,
You'll never want to leave, 

Be sure to buy your wooden sword, 
For fourteen ninety five,

And grab a handful of the King's nuts,

As soon as you arrive,

 

Cause fantasy's just a step away,
And nothing doth compare
Cause you'll see your life in a different way,
Through the lens of ye olde ren faire   HUZZAH!

 

We've got all the kilted Shrek sounding men,
And the fairies ya need,
We've got all the elves and the gypsy boys,
And we've got a sample of mead,

Step up and test your balance and strength,
And be sure to jump on all the rides, 
It's amazing the things you can get on a stick,

And all the things that you can get fried,

 

Cause fantasy's just a step away,
And nothing doth compare
Cause you'll see your life in a different way,
Through the lens of ye olde ren faire  HUZZAH!

 

You'll find fire eaters and jugglers here,

You'll find Kings and their Queens too,

You'll see wizards and warriors and Star Wars dweebs

And a singing pirate crew,

We've got clothes, we've got armor, We've got turkey legs

Just waiting here for you,
And you can use your Master Card,
Or Lady Visa too...

 

Cause fantasy's just a step away,
And nothing doth compare
Cause you'll see your life in a different way,
Through the lens of ye olde ren faire  HUZZAH!