Hey​-​Ho, to Be a Pirate

from by Marc Gunn

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The merits of piracy are share in this song. Sure, I might've exaggerated a wee bit, but Murphy never complained.

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* The wind in the rigging, it sets my heart free
And the life of a pirate is alright by me.

A pirate has duties, to crew and to ship,
Hey-ho, to sea I shall go
With a sword at his waist and a song on his lip
Hey-ho, to be a pirate!

There’s danger a-plenty, but treasure for all
Hey-ho, to sea I shall go
And the lure of adventure—a true siren call
Hey-ho, to be a pirate!

I’ll wear coats made of silk, with buttons of gold
Hey-ho, to sea I shall go
And from London to Kent my tale will be told
Hey-ho, to be a pirate!

My ship she will fly the skull and crossed-bones
Hey-ho, to sea I shall go
And the sight of that flag will cause faint hearts to moan
Hey-ho, to be a pirate!

We’ll board all the ships of those fat merchant men
Hey-ho, to sea I shall go
And when we are done—why, we’ll board them again!
Hey-ho, to be a pirate!

We’ll dine on the best and get tipsy on rum
Hey-ho, to sea I shall go
Then find us some lasses we’ll screw till they cum
Hey-ho, to be a pirate!

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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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