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.

Forty sailors out at sea, all of 'em drunk except for me.
'Twas I alone to face the storm, nothin' in sight to keep my warm.

Yo, ho, ho, ho! Over the raging sea we go!
Yo, ho, ho, ho! Over the sea we go!

The storm grew worse, I fought the wheel, I felt the shudder of the keel.
The lightning streaked, the thunder boomed. I knew that I had met my doom.

Yo, ho, ho, ho! Over the raging sea we go!
Yo, ho, ho, ho! Over the sea we go!

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! Over the sea we go!

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! Over the sea we go!

 

To Be Continued...

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