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Come and Be A Pirate

from Pirates vs. Dragons by Marc Gunn



Captain Black Jack Murphy told me I had to recruit more pirates for his crew. I don't know the first thing about sailing so I decided to write a song to do the job for me.


* Leave behind the law and lawyers,
When you leave behind the land—
For the law that rules a pirate
Is you take whate’er you can.

So you want to be a pirate?
Well, repeat after me—
I’ll pillage, whore, and plunder
And live the life that’s free.

Little boys who listened
When their Mamas said they should
They ain’t the kind o’ pirates
That will do me any good.

I want a crew that’s ruthless
Cutthroats, thieves and ghouls.
‘Cause we don’t hold tea-parties,
And we don’t live by the rules.

We sail upon the heavens,
In an airship tried and true
It’s a whole new world of treasure
That we’ll find before we’re through.

So, if you want to be a pirate
Come on down to the ship.
We need a dozen sailors
To replace those lost last trip!


from Pirates vs. Dragons, released July 27, 2016
lyrics Rie Sheridan Rose, music Marc Gunn




Marc Gunn Atlanta, Georgia

Marc Gunn is a rhythm and folk musician inspired by Celtic culture, science fiction, fantasy, and cats--Sci F'Irish music.

He breathes new life into the autoharp, which continues to surprise musical veterans and fans alike for its unique sound and spirited energy. It’s like a satirical jam session between The Clancy Brothers and Weird Al Yankovic.
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