The Piratesong

The Piratesong

De shantymen

De shantymen

De shantymen

De shantymen

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

My boat´s by the tower and 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 lovelighted star

 refrein

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

 

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

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 A hundred shall serve the best of the brave
and the chief of a thousand shall kneel as thy slave
and thou shalt reign queen, and thy empire shall last
till the black flag by inches is torn from the mast

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