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Popeye The Sailor Man!

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Wow! So many ideas; if I explored them all I'd have more than enough for the festival. So many great ideas here, some that had crossed my mind and others that hadn't occurred to me at all.

I'll start checking these ideas out; i'll let you know what I arrive at as far as a final list.

Thanks again, mateys!

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Mike

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OK, so here's what I've come up with to work on for the festival. It starts in three weeks, so that's not a whole lot of time to learn a bunch of songs, but I think I can handle these. Much thanks to the people on this forum for the ideas!

A Pirate Looks At Forty
A Pirate's Life For Me
Blow The Man Down
Buccaneers' Theme (original)
Dead Man's Chest (Yo Ho Ho And A Bottle of Rum)
Jack-a-Roe
Peggy-o
Sloop John B
Son of a Son of a Sailor
Spongebob Squarepants Theme (for the kids, thanks for the suggestion, and it's pretty much the same as "Blow The Man Down")
What Do You Do With A Drunken Sailor?

Now that ought to keep me busy! A few of these I already know and many of the others are pretty easy, so it should be manageable. Also, I'll throw in some other non-pirate stuff from my repertiore and I'll have plenty.

Thanks, mateys; I'll let'chall know how it turns out!

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Mike

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Not exactly pirate, but...
Just sit right back and you'll hear a tale,
A tale of a fateful trip
That started from this tropic port
Aboard this tiny ship.

The mate was a mighty sailing man,
The skipper brave and sure.
Five passengers set sail that day
For a three hour tour, a three hour tour......
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I wrapped a newspaper ’round my head
So I looked like I was deep


   
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Not exactly pirate, but...
Just sit right back and you'll hear a tale,
A tale of a fateful trip
That started from this tropic port
Aboard this tiny ship.

The mate was a mighty sailing man,
The skipper brave and sure.
Five passengers set sail that day
For a three hour tour, a three hour tour......
:lol:

Oh, heck, kent, how could I have forgotten about that one; it's a classic! Got to make room for it!

Regards,

Mike

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If you want to include the oldies nostalgia angle, The Pirates of Penzance (Gilbert and Sullivan) had a good rousing song for the chief pirate. It 's called The Pirate King.

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If you want to include the oldies nostalgia angle, The Pirates of Penzance (Gilbert and Sullivan) had a good rousing song for the chief pirate. It 's called The Pirate King.

Checked out the lyrics, not familiar with the tune since I have never seen the opera (it is an opera, isn't it?). Looks good; going to file this one for later. I got more now than I have time to learn for this festival, which begins on May 1. However, I am sure that if I don't totally bomb there will be other opportunites for the "singing pirate" later on, and I imagine I'll be adding to my repertiore with time.

Thanks again!

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Mike

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house carpenter - traditional, bob dylan does a version
Jim Jones - same
canadee-i-o - same
boots of spanish leather - bob dylan WROTE this one
when the ship comes in - dylan again
yellow submarine - beatles
that last one is stretching it, but dylan definitely explored naval themes in his music.


   
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I can second Barretts Privateers it is a great pirate song. Just about every pub band here in Halifax plays this and I think every patron sings along. It is a bit if an anthem all summer long.

Stan Rogers has written a lot of nautical type songs but Barretts is by far the most popular.


   
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Don't think Boots of Spanish Leather has anything to do with pirates . . . but it's one of my favorites.

If you can get Nanci Griffith to sing it for you . . . I'll be there.

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you're right. a couple of those songs have pirates, but a couple are just about sailors.

maybe you could write a song about all the somali piracy that's been in the news lately.


   
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Well as matter of coincidence, Celt wrote a couple of choruses for an SSG assignment regarding a title, "Salty". . .

and I added a few verses . . .

https://www.guitarnoise.com/forums/viewtopic.php?f=23&t=44099&start=0#p402805

. . . but, alas . . . no pirates.

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Popeye The Sailor Man!

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Yep, it's called Sailor's Hornpipe.

It is difficult to answer when one does not understand the question.


   
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