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The Pirate Alphabet
by Scott Hooper
From "Zoo Break! Travelin' Light"

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
www.zoobreak.com

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