The World of Khoras - Tales

The Pirate Song

This sailor's tavern song is quite popular in taverns and inns along the south coast, from the Drakkellian Alliance to southern Rukemia. Only the first half of the song is given as there are several endings and which one is sung depends on how much alcohol has been had by all. Quite often whole new endings are made up impromptu.

 

Sixty men all lost at sea, all of 'em drunk except for me.
'Twas I who had to face the storm, with nothin' in sight to keep my warm.

Yo, ho, ho, ho! Over the raging sea we go!
Yo, ho, ho, ho! Wherever the four winds blow! Hey!

Down below the music played, but faithful to my task I stayed.
Above the Jolly Roger flew, 'cause piratin' is what we do.

Yo, ho, ho, ho! Over the raging sea we go!
Yo, ho, ho, ho! Wherever the four winds blow! Hey!

The mainmast creaked, the rudder groaned, against the railing I was thrown.
The ship was tossed about the sea, saving us all was up to me.

Yo, ho, ho, ho! Over the raging sea we go!
Yo, ho, ho, ho! Wherever the four winds blow! Hey!

The storm grew worse, I fought the wheel, I felt the shudder of the keel.
The lightning streaked, the thunder boomed.
Ahead lay naught but swirling doom.
Yo, ho, ho, ho! Over the raging sea we go!
Yo, ho, ho, ho! Wherever the four winds blow! Hey!

I turned my face toward the storm, and cast the gloom a look of scorn
I bellowed out with all my might, ‘You will not sink this ship tonight!’
Yo, ho, ho, ho! Over the raging sea we go!
Yo, ho, ho, ho! Wherever the four winds blow! Hey!

I swear a voice did answer me, perhaps the god within the sea,
It said ‘why should I let you go, the dead belong with me below’
Yo, ho, ho, ho! Over the raging sea we go!
Yo, ho, ho, ho! Wherever the four winds blow! Hey!

I answered loud and with no fear ‘This ship is bound to reach the pier
She may be old, but she’s still sound, and no storm yet has brought her down!'
Yo, ho, ho, ho! Over the raging sea we go!
Yo, ho, ho, ho! Wherever the four winds blow! Hey!

 

To Be Continued...

 

You may have reached this page because of a search for the song lyrics in Garfield's Halloween Adventure. Yes, that's where the first stanza came from... Garfield’s Halloween Adventure (1985). I loved that song and was disappointed that there was only the one stanza, so I took it upon myself to add a few more.

I actually tried to contact the original song writers that wrote that first stanza. After searching online I found that they had gone into some sort of Christian gospel music production. I emailed them, but they never emailed me back. In any case, I've noticed that these lyrics have been copied and posted on various web pages around the internet. So, just to be clear, the FIRST stanza is from Garfield's Halloween Adventure, the rest of these lyrics are by me, David Roomes, creator of this website.

For those, like me, who fell in love with the song and the music, I hope you like the additional lyrics that I wrote. And yes, I plan on finishing this song one day...

 

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