Didja Ever See a Dragon Fly?

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This is a modern sea shanty for air pirates designed to help haul on ropes.

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Didja ever see a dragon fly?
Weigh-hey, haul-a-long-ho
O’er the moon and across the sky?
Weigh-ho, me hearties.

I tell you true, ’tis a fearsome sight
Weigh-hey, haul-a-long-ho
Can keep the fiercest up at night
Weigh-ho, me hearties.

The cabin boy — by name of Ned
Weigh-hey, haul-a-long-ho
Spent the rest o’ the night under his bed
Weigh-ho, me hearties.

And the cook, he stole the Cap’t’s rum,
Weigh-hey, haul-a-long-ho
Drank it all to make him numb,
Weigh-ho, me hearties.

The mate, whose sword was always out,
Weigh-hey, haul-a-long-ho
Drowned hisself in a cask o’ stout
Weigh-ho, me hearties.

The bosun blew his whistle loud–
Weigh-hey, haul-a-long-ho
And used the mainsail as a shroud!
Weigh-ho, me hearties.

The doc, he took a scalpel sharp,
Weigh-hey, haul-a-long-ho
And carved hisself an auto-harp!
Weigh-ho, me hearties.

And our brave cap’t–ol’ Black Jack,
Weigh-hey, haul-a-long-ho
He jumped o’er the side and he ain’t come back!
Weigh-ho, me hearties.

(Spoken: Hey, wait a minute…)

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

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Marc Gunn Birmingham, Alabama

Marc Gunn is a rhythm and folk musician inspired by Celtic culture, science fiction, fantasy, and cats. He breathes new life into the autoharp, which continues to surprise musical veterans and fans a like for it’s unique sound and spirited energy. It’s like a satirical jam session between The Clancy Brothers and Weird Al Yankovic. It’s Celtic music, the traditional and the twisted. ... more

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