Tuesday, January 6, 2009

Song #7: "Weekend Pirate"

My latest little ditty is a song for plundering, intended for a male voice. Here is the tune (.mp3), the sheet music (.pdf) and me singing the song (video 2/5/2011). The full lyrics are below (not too meaningful without the music). Both the tune and the words are my own original work. I've gone as far as I can with this song. Now it's your turn! Midi file available upon request.



The photo at the top is my own. It was taken at the Pirates in Paradise Festival in Key West last month. More photos.

Weekend Pirate
Oh, I work in an office, respectable to you,
But when I have a day off I know what I will do.
I set my course directly to where I love the most.
I raise the Jolly Roger and head off to the coast.

Oh, I'm a weekend pirate. I sail the seven seas.
From Friday night 'til Sunday, I do whate'er I please.
A parrot on my shoulder, a patch upon my eye.
Oh, I'm a weekend pirate, and I will never die.

Whene'er the crew gets restless and plots a mutiny,
I stick 'em in a lifeboat and leave 'em out at sea.
Or if I feel more gen'rous, I make 'em walk the plank.
'Cause when you are a pirate you got to show your rank.

Oh, I'm a weekend pirate, I pillage and I burn.
I compromise the wenches, 'cause they will never learn.
By day I sell insurance to mitigate your risk
So I can be a pirate and live a life like this.

My wife won't understand. She thinks I'm made of tin.
She don't have a clue the treasure I'm haulin' in.
For five days ev'ry week I tolerate her lip.
When the weekend comes, I'm captain of my ship.

Arrgh! Arrgh! Arrgh! Arrgh!

Oh, I'm a weekend pirate. I'm plundering the coast.
The fresh air and the sunshine are what I love the most.
I'm not afraid of bloodshed. I love the sight of gore.
'Cause I'm a weekend pirate. I'll never ask for more.

Oh, I'm a weekend pirate. I sail the seven seas.
From Friday night 'til Sunday, I do whate'er I please.
A parrot on my shoulder, a patch upon my eye.
Oh, I'm a weekend pirate, and I will never die.
Oh, I'm a weekend pirate, boys, and I will never die.

Lyrics and tune copyright © Glenn Campbell.

You can see all my songs here. All my songs and screen stories are indexed at Love Strangely.com

1 comment:

  1. I just updated the song (Version 1.01) to add a few gratuitous "Arrghs". (What's a weekend pirate without "Arrghs"?)

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