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Rum Runner
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I have scored a gig. if you would call it that, at our city's local festival coming up at the beginningIt involves performing at various places on the festival grounds, maybe an hour here and an hour there, with my acoustic guitar and portable amp, dressed in pirate costume. This is an idea I cooked up and pitched to some folks on the festival committee, and they were very favorable to the idea. I already belong to a club calld the Bucaneers, who are the official pirates for the festival, and so this is kind of an extension of those activities.

So, I am looking for some pirate or sailor songs to add to my repertiore that I can do for this routine. I already have a few. I wrote once called the "Buccaneers' Theme" that is specifically about our festival. Then I also have Buffett's "Pirate Looks at 40", and I'm working on the Disney song "A Pirate's Life for Me". I'm also thinking of "Jack-a-roe", while not a pitate song, it is about a sailor. Does anyone else have any ideas? I do want to keep them kind of simple because I have a limited amount of time to learn these. Suggestions would be appreciated.

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Mike

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jeffster1
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You could maybe do an acoustic rendition of an Alestorm song :)

Unlikely, but it's worth checking them out anyway. Search Alestorm on youtube :)


   
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daven
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Not a pirate song but nautical, John D, from the Beach Boys? (Kingston Trio)


   
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You can do the "Free Credit Report.com song

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asasmith
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"the pirates who dont do anything" from veggietales. sorry i have kids :D

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How about the old sea shanty songs? You know like "Yo ho ho and a bottle of rum." (though that one is more modern - early 20th century) These were originally shipboard work songs and many have a maritime theme and some have a pirate theme. Wikipedia has an entry about them and there are some links to other pages from there - http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sea_shanty

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Sloop John B
What shall we do with the drunken sailor?
15 men on dead man's chest

If you want some more, just go to youtube and search for "pirate song"

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gnease
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think Jimmy Buffet covers that genre pretty well.

not exactly pirate, but Billy Joel's Billy the Kid might work.

Others:

Lyle Lovitt: If I had a Boat
John Denver: Calipso (Rahul will love this)

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boxboy
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A couple more nautical ones:

Home at Last Steely Dan
The Wreck of the Edmund Fitzgerald G. Lightfoot

and a real chestnut...

Brandy Looking Glass
:)

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rr191
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How about the Drunken Sailor Song (What Shall We Do with a Drunken Sailor).


   
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Bruce Spencer
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Son of A Son of A Sailor would be a good one.


   
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How about some traditional sea-faring songs.

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Barrett's Privateers would be perfect, though it's usually done a cappella.

Or on the Buffet theme, A Pirate Looks at 40, or Jolly Mon.

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Any kids gonna be around? The Sponge Bob, Square Pants theme song is quite pirate style. Kids love it. You should hear them "sing" when it comes on at local Minor League Baseball games between innings.

And then Barnacle Bill The Sailor.....no, forget that. Too raunchy. :oops:

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Johnny Tarr, the version I heard was by Gaelic Storm, great lyrics

"It was 9 in the morning
on a cold and rainy night
Johnny walked into the castle bar
looking to get tight

He had money in his pocket
and whiskey in his eye
He said now get up off your a$$
and setup a glass
I'm drinkin this place dry"

Here's a link to the song, wish I could figure out this song, I'd love to learn it.

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