My name be Sam the Parrot, and I sailed the ocean blue
On the shoulder of the captain of a motley pirate crew.
Them pirates be a scurvy lot, so if yer on their ship
Ye’d better talk like pirates do so here’s a handy tip
Unless ye’d rather pump the bilge, and sweep and swab the deck
Learn what ta say in the pirate way with The Pirate Alphabet!
( Learn what to say in the pirate way with The Pirate Alphabet! )
Now A is for ahoy, and that be pirate for hello.
And B’s the stinkin’bilge water that seeps into the hold.
C is for the captain His orders ye’ll obey!
And D is for the deck he’ll have ye swabbin’ every day.
Yes, pirates be a scurvy lot, so don’t ye dare forget
Ta memorize them pirate words from The Pirate Alphabet!
( Ta memorize them pirate words from The Pirate Alphabet! )
Well, E is for yer eye patch, it’s the pirate way to dress.
An’ G is for the gold doubloons that fill the pirate chest.
J is for the “Jolly Roger” skull-and-cross-bones flag,
A-flyin’ high on pirate ships, from Spain to Trinidad.
Yo ho! (Yo ho!) Yo ho! (Yo ho!) From pirates near and far
I guess ye heard their favorite word is just the letter Aarrrgh!
Now, Davey Jones’ Locker be the dreaded letter L,
Where the skeltons of sunken ships an’ the ghosts of pirates dwell.
N is up the crow’s nest, where a pirate scans the sea.
And X is there ta mark the spot where buried treasure be!
They only got ten letters, but it fits a pirate well
Like fools, they all drop out of school, and never learn ta spell!
I had my fill of pirates, so when first we spotted land,
I flew off to Jamaica, to start my steel drum band.
Them pirates be a scurvy lot, an’ doubtless ye’ll regret
If ye don’t learn all o’ the pirate words in The Pirate Alphabet!
( If ye don’t learn all o’ the pirate words in The Pirate Alphabet! )
© 2007 Scott Hooper