The Pirate Song

My boat's by the tower, my bark's on the bay,
And both must be gone at the dawn of the day.
The moon's in her shroud, and to light thee afar,
On the deck of the Daring's a love-lighted star.

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So wake, lady wake, I am waiting for thee,
Oh, this night or never, my bride thou shalt be,
So wake, lady wake, I am waiting for thee,
Oh, this night or never, my bride thou shalt be,

Forgive my rough mood, unaccustomed to sue;
I woo not, perhaps, as you landlubbers do.
My voice is attuned to the sound of the gun,
That startles the deep when the combat's begun.

The French Privateers shall flee from our path,
And the Spaniard shall cower below at our wrath,
And our sails shall be gilt in the gold of the day,
And the sea robins sing as we roll on our way.

A hundred shall serve - the best of the brave,
And the chief of a thousand shall kneel as thy slave,
Thou shalt reign queen and thy empire shall last,
‘Til the black flag by inches, is torn from the mast.

key of F (2:54)
Jim Hancock – guitar, voice
Sharon (Cricket) Leach - pennywhistle
The Burly Pyrates – Charles Murray, Gary Mazzu, Bob Bielefeld,
Gregg Csikos, Susan Hickey, Douglas S. Kondziolka, Sharon Leach

As performed on the recording:
Jim Hancock and Friends - Blood On The Boards

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