Maybe I’d prefer ‘Sing like a pirate’ day

I’d have been slightly uncomfortable titling a post anything like, “Arrgh, it do be ‘Talk like a Pirate‘ day, ye scurvy rats!”

Rather than merely note the day, or go into full-blown faux-pirate speech, I thought I’d have a more music-related post.

I like music.

First, I’ll mention a couple of songs related to the subject that aren’t on the list:

  • Arrgh! by the Woods Tea Company
  • The Ballad of Mary Read by Peter S. Beagle
  • Arrgh! is new to me … I picked up the CD when we were in Vermont. It’s quite fun, and I should be able to sing it without help in the next day or so. It mentions Calico Jack, Henry Morgan, and Blackbeard.

    The Ballad of Mary Read is also pretty fun, and I sing that one in the car a lot. Actually, I probably do most of my singing in the car – both by myself and along with the radio. In any case, it mentions Mary Read, Anne Bonny, Blackbeard, and Dancing Jack Duvall.

    Dancing Jack is an invention, I believe … all the others are historical characters, however inaccurately portrayed.

    I also sing Barrett’s Privateers by Stan Rogers (the link goes to Google Music because the official site appears to be down). I learned this one back in the 70s. I had two versions of it. One was from the “Between the Breaks” LP, and the other off the “Fogarty’s Cove” LP. I may still have them on cassette, somewhere.

    There’s plenty more “pirate music” available, but I’ll finish with a link to Music to Maraud By.

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