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Sun, Jan. 27th, 2008, 08:41 pm
fredxmertz: WAKE UP!!!! you jolly rovin tar

Yo Ho Ho (Allison and Waller)

Note: From a 1901 Broadway musical. Inspired by quatrain in Stevenson's
Treasure Island. Reportedly, "Dead Man's Chest" was a Caribbean island
rendezvous of buccaneers and smugglers
(u mihgt could find an excellent recorded version by the Jolly Rogers, outa Kansas city, MO : http://www.myspace.com/SingingPirates)


Fifteen men on a dead man's chest
Yo ho ho and a bottle of rum
Drink and the devil had done for the rest
Yo ho ho and a bottle of rum.
The mate was fixed by the bosun's pike
The bosun brained with a marlinspike
And cookey's throat was marked belike
It had been gripped by fingers ten;
And there they lay, all good dead men
Like break o'day in a boozing ken
Yo ho ho and a bottle of rum.

Fifteen men of the whole ship's list
Yo ho ho and a bottle of rum!
Dead and be damned and the rest gone whist!
Yo ho ho and a bottle of rum!
The skipper lay with his nob in gore
Where the scullion's axe his cheek had shore
And the scullion he was stabbed times four
And there they lay, and the soggy skies
Dripped down in up-staring eyes
In murk sunset and foul sunrise
Yo ho ho and a bottle of rum.

Fifteen men of 'em stiff and stark
Yo ho ho and a bottle of rum!
Ten of the crew had the murder mark!
Yo ho ho and a bottle of rum!
'Twas a cutlass swipe or an ounce of lead
Or a yawing hole in a battered head
And the scuppers' glut with a rotting red
And there they lay, aye, damn my eyes
Looking up at paradise All souls bound just contrawise
Yo ho ho and a bottle of rum.

Fifteen men of 'em good and true
Yo ho ho and a bottle of rum!
Ev'ry man jack could ha' sailed with Old Pew,
Yo ho ho and a bottle of rum!
There was chest on chest of Spanish gold
With a ton of plate in the middle hold
And the cabins riot of stuff untold,
And they lay there that took the plum
With sightless glare and their lips struck dumb
While we shared all by the rule of thumb,
Yo ho ho and a bottle of rum!



More was seen through a sternlight screen...
Yo ho ho and a bottle of rum
Chartings undoubt where a woman had been
Yo ho ho and a bottle of rum.
'Twas a flimsy shift on a bunker cot
With a dirk slit sheer through the bosom spot
And the lace stiff dry in a purplish blot
Oh was she wench or some shudderin' maid
That dared the knife and took the blade
By God! she had stuff for a plucky jade
Yo ho ho and a bottle of rum.

Fifteen men on a dead man's chest
Yo ho ho and a bottle of rum
Drink and the devil had done for the rest Yo ho ho and a bottle of rum.
We wrapped 'em all in a mains'l tight
With twice ten turns of a hawser's bight
And we heaved 'em over and out of sight,
With a Yo-Heave-Ho! and a fare-you-well
And a sudden plunge in the sullen swell
Ten fathoms deep on the road to hell,
Yo ho ho and a bottle of rum!



Mertz plays harmonica, banjo and tin whistle for the Eugene, OR group MAN OVERBOARD

Wed, Oct. 17th, 2007, 10:56 pm
fredxmertz: puddletown Paddys

General Guinness

by the Puddletown Paddys!

the puds are a new group, we'd like to play at your wake. i mean , your granddad's wake. i mean, his birthday party...

we're from Eugene. hope you like the tune.

cheers

Wed, Sep. 19th, 2007, 03:58 pm
sorceress_jade: oh yes....

Yarrrrr

Sat, Sep. 16th, 2006, 10:01 pm
sorceress_jade: Prepare Ye-selves

So, in order to prepare all of you for Talk Like a Pirate Day, which is September 19th, here is a tutorial.

Wed, Jul. 5th, 2006, 09:41 pm
sorceress_jade: Maritime Museum

I have yet to check out the Portland Maritime Museum.

Anybody want to give me their review of it? I LOVED the Astoria one.

Fri, Sep. 30th, 2005, 09:07 pm
sorceress_jade: To Do List

Gyarr, you know this is the only friend on my list with anything on their to do list. Huzzah for Pirates Brigade and for Drunkeness.

Mon, Sep. 5th, 2005, 11:51 pm
sorceress_jade: Hello, my name is...

I'm a future Portlander, we plan on moving in 2006. I love pirates, the ocean, sea faring, etc. So, I thought I'd introduce myself by way of a photo.

Fri, Mar. 4th, 2005, 07:14 pm
werelemming: An introduction of sorts..

Avast there!

I'm a bit new to this journalin' thing and stumbled across this fine port. Hope I'm not steppin' on any pegs by joining up.

For a bit o' my background, I'm attatched to a local charitable piratin' club up Seattle way and the connection of northwest and pirate's was too good to pass up. Hopefully I'll find a safe harbor..if nothing else, I'm sure I can expect a long walk off a short plank...

I'm jist hopin' I'm a navigatin' smooth waters...