September 19, 2007

Arrrrr, It Be Pirate Talkin' Day

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Yes, believe it or not, it's International Talk Like A Pirate Day (Sept 19). Who'd a thunk it?

There is an offical website and everything! And if you happen to be Australian, you might be interested in this.


Who be yer favorite pirate? Captain Jack Sparrow, Blackbeard, Captain Kidd, Captain Feathersword?

I like them all but love the Great Big Sea version, from The Hard and the Easy of this traditional song:




Captain Kidd

My name is Captain Kidd, as I sailed, as I sailed

My name is Captian Kidd, as I sailed

My name is Captian Kidd, God's laws I did forbid

And most wickedly I did, as I sailed, as I sailed

Oh, my parents taught me well, as I sailed, as I sailed

My parents taught me well, as I sailed

My parents taught me well to shun the gates of Hell

But against them I rebelled, as I sailed, as I sailed

Well, I murdered William Moore, as I sailed, as I sailed

I murdered William Moore, as I sailed

I murdered William Moore and I left him in his gore

Forty leagues from shore, as I sailed, as I

being cruel still, as I sailed, as I sailed

And being cruel still, as I sailed

And being cruel still the gunner I did kill

And his precious blood did spill, as I sailed, as I sailed

Well, my repentance lasted not, as I sailed, as I sailed

My repentance lasted not, as I sailed

My repentance lasted not, my vows I soon forgot

Damnation was my lot, as I sailed, as I sailed

To execution dock I must go, I must go

To execution dock I must go

To execution dock, lay my head upon the block

And no more the laws I'll mock, as I sail, as I sail

As for Pirate Reading, hmmm...not sure what a pirate would read, but you can read about pirates:

Enjoy!

7 comments :

  1. Yeah.....sorry for dissing the Wiggles (YUK), but it's Jack Sparrow for me!! He is just so yummy!!

    Yo ho, yo ho, A Pirate's Life for me!!

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  2. Thanks for the wonderful links, Chris. Well, I'll have to choose Jack Sparrow, hehe.

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  3. Oh no! I love talk like a pirate day! And I missed it! YARRRRR MATEY.

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  4. I love your list of pirate books. I should have thought of that. Arrr.

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  5. Great Big Sea - the best
    I love Johnny Depp, but Captain Feathersword is the best pirate.

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  6. Thanks for listing my novel! I noticed the link is to Amazon.ca, which is only selling outrageously priced used copies. I have to believe that even with shipping across the border you'd get a better deal from Amazon.com, where the book is $11.56USD.

    And the ebook is available for even less.

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  7. Thanks Darlene! I just used that link because I'm in Canada but that's goo to know.

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