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SPIRITS OF THE SEA
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What you might like to have with you when spending an evening in the Pirates Keep


A Tricorn Hat, of sorts.
Pirate Kit suited for a grog eve of Pirate mayhem
Breeches, Tunic, Fencing Shirts, Basque Tops, Rags, Scarves, Tunics, Smocks, Jerkins, Boots,Wench Dress,
A Tankard, Drinking Horn, Sense of Humour, Loud voice for Singing and ARRR-ing..

 

       
Pirates Keep held in Poole,at the King Charles The Keep was filmed by Windswep Uk, featuring narrations from the Poole Buccaneers, Captain Steve Howl.

This was the first of the "Pirates Keep"and went live on the 26th Feb 2011

Pirates gathered from around the country for a monumental event.

Go Below deck to catch a few shantie lyrics

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Spirits of the sea

The breaking waters call out
Far beyond the darkened rim
Cry the seabirds of the sky
Calling out to guide me in

As the storm holds up
A Midnight goddess show the way
My chest of booty is full to the brim  
And a woman waits for me

Chorus
Put your money on the barrel
Rum and Baccy on the quay
Put your money on the barrel
Drink to the Spirits of the Sea
 
Grab a hold of your tankards
And raise a beer for the past
Call the Devil or whom you wish
And never cower from a fight
Or we’re lost
And never cower from a fight
Or we’re lost

Chorus

Music -Lyrics -Taloch Jameson/Josh Elliott

Pirate Bad

Now that I am old
I roam the quay side bars
With a wooden leg, a hook

and parrot on my shoulder

Chorus

I’m a pirate bad
And would never change a day
I scour the great seas
For a fortune owed to me

The ladies I have known
As I’ve travelled to and fro
And all the cash I’ve spent on drink 
Could’ve bought the English throne.

Chorus

Hey ho yo,
a woman and a bottle of rum

I lost my leg to a cannon ball
Whilst plundering a ship                    
A Royal Captain caught me
And he let them big guns rip
Well I was in the way
So sadly said goodbye
To my kicking foot, my punching fist
And all me mates behind me

Chorus

Hey ho yo, a woman and a bottle of rum

A look, a crook, a bloody hook
I roam the quay side bars
With a wooden leg, a limp
and parrot on my shoulder

Chorus

Music/Lyrics - Taloch Jameson

 

 

Shiver me timbers

I killed my mother’s beardio
Killed my mother’s beardio
Killed my mother’s beardio
And left him dying in her arms      

For my crime I will pay
For my crime I will pay
Where I fall I take my rest
Heat of rum on my cold dead chest
Heat of rum on my cold dead chest

Repeat first two verses

Chorus

Shiver me timbers
Shiver me swords
Send me home to the wooden boards
To the deep where I belong
Locked to the floor
Where I’ll sing this song

For my crime I will pay
For my crime I will pay
Where I fall I take my rest
Heat of rum on my cold dead chest

From this floor I’ll sing this song
From this floor I’ll sing this song
With all of them who’ve gone before
From this floor we’ll sing this song
The heat of rum on my cold dead chest

Chorus

Music - Taloch Jameson
Lyrics – Josh Elliott

Black Diamond

I do tell you a story of a diamond that stole my heart

Her shores were fair and welcoming
So I took my rest with her
I anchored my ship inside her port
And I loved her black diamond well
Yeah I loved her black diamond well

She could bring me to life although
My belly was full of beer
She’d climb my mast and we would sail
And I loved her black diamond well.
Yeah I filled her black diamond well

Her laughter cheered this hardened tool
Her breast did heave and ho
At last my ship had to sail
And I missed her black diamond well
Cos I loved her black diamond well

She could bring me to life although
My belly was full of beer
She’d climb my mast and we would sail
And I loved her black diamond well.
Cos I loved her black diamond well

Music/Lyrics – Taloch Jameson

Drink up me troubles

Out on the deep sea
Baccy’s good company
But when I’m on land it’s a woman
Don’t touch me money
And don’t touch me bottle
And I won t be anyone’s trouble

I’ve nowt to me name
But the deeds of me game
When I get to port I will tell ‘em
Drink dance and sing with a wench on my knee
If I’m lucky she’ll get to pullin’

Chorus

And we’ll drink up me troubles
Drink up me loss
Drink up my money
And shag out the rest
Drink up me troubles
Drink up me loss
Drink up my money
And shag out the rest

I don’t want a lady, I’d rather a whore
Sat on my torso, flat to the floor
No need for money, no need for beer 
Just my wench and her fine heaving bosoms

Chorus

Music/Lyrics – Taloch Jameson

Harry Paye
There’s demon’s stalk the underworld
And fiends that walk the land
There’s spirits in the stormy skies
And on the desert sand
Dead souls that walk the cold,
And in the foggy grey
But there’s only one Devil
On the deep blue sea
And his name is Harry Paye


The terror of the Channel seas
Men quake who hear his name
And if a Frenchie dares leave port
Well he wont come back again
Cos Harry Paye will take him
And curse him for a fool
He’ll slit his throat and steal his gold
Then sail back home to Poole.
And they called him Harry Paye


Well He brought a curse upon that town
That caused them all much pain
Them Frenchies burned it to the ground
But he just set sail again
There was no other pirate
That ever plundered worse
Not Blackbeard, Morgan, Drake or Kidd
Cos Harry did it first
And they called him Harry Paye


Music - Taloch Jameson
Lyrics - Mark Vine

 

 

 

Captain Kidd

My life my will to do
In this world outside of you
The light shone bright then again faded out
When the sea took charge of my soul

Crack open the bottle in my heart
Drown my sorrows of tomorrow’s day
When the hang man gets to work his trade
To the pleasure of the royal slaves

Chorus

So fill a jug and have a drink
With your good old Captain Kidd
My name will be known till the ending of time
When these jailers of mine are long dead

Looking down on you
Into the blackness of the sea
The tar drips from my hanging boots
And those buggers cheering what they see

Chorus

Not the way I wanted to go
But then again I am the old cut-throat
And my deeds will echo
Throughout the minds
Of every man who ever goes to sea
Every man who ever goes to sea

Now when this vulture has finished making dinner of my corpse
I hope to get some sleep
For all of those who see me swinging high up here
The memory will live in your dreams

Chorus

Music/Lyrics - Taloch Jameson

Barbary Corsairs  

No ship on the green sea is safe
No coastal village immune
When a Christian soul sees our sail bearing down
They know in their hearts they are doomed

Like devils for the people we come
Steal away to far distant lands
Away from the green fields of which you were born
To those swirling hot desert sands

Live out your years as a slave
To your master chained as a dog
Clinging to life till you’re begging for death
When your soul just can’t take anymore
 
Why did your God turn his back
Why is it he can’t feel your pain
And why has he left you in this living hell
Where no longer you feel any shame

Your husband is killed
Your children are sold
For pleasure your body is gold
And when I am through
You’ll serve my men
The Barbary Corsairs till the end of your time

Live out your years as a slave
To your master chained as a dog
Clinging to life till you’re begging for death
When your soul just can’t take anymore

Music - Taloch Jameson
Lyrics – Taloch Jameson/Mark Vine

Drink with the Devil

Yo ho ho on a dead man’s boots

Pirate, gypsy, blaggard of death
A mercenary bastard I am
I’ve travelled the world and the deadly seas
Never gave up thinking of me

No woman can own me, no prison keep me
Never seen a sight that I missed
I never look forward and never look back
My heart is as hard as my fist

I get knocked down and I get right back up
Let nothing stand in my way
I’ll take any job, I’ll cheat and I’ll rob
To earn some dishonest pay

Chorus

I’d drink with the devil to get what I want
Dance a jig to his tune
I’d cut a throat with no second thought
And spit in the eye of the moon

Yo ho ho on a dead man’s boots

Chorus

All on a dead man’s boots

Music - Taloch Jameson
Lyrics - Mark Vine

 

Davy’s House

We chanced our luck
And left Good Hope
With a cargo set for the King
A storm brewed up
And the sails came down
To the mercy of the sea
Black as death all night she raged
The Devils lover swelled
Into the deep we cursed and slipped
We bid our gods farewell

Chorus

So here we live in Davy’s house
No joy our hearts will feel
And overhead we see them ships
From down here in our hell

Don’t think of women
Don’t think of rum
Don’t think of gold no more
When the storm she raged
She sealed our fate
We’ll not see land no more
Black as death all night she raged
The Devils lover swelled
Into the deep we cursed and slipped
We bid our gods farewell

Chorus

Music - Taloch Jameson/Josh Elliott
Lyrics – Taloch Jameson

Tyburn Rope

Here’s to a life before the mast
Doubloons and fine gemstones
And here’s to every man who sails
Beneath the skull and bones

Captain dressed in finery
Seaman dressed in rags
Both bound by a solemn oath
To serve that jet black flag

Chorus
  
Each man aboard must serve his time
Each abandon hope
And meet his end at a cutlass point
Or else a Tyburn rope
 
In every port, a treacherous whore
In every port a fight
Every morning an aching head
To follow a drunken night   

And if Davy Jones should spare me
And not claim me for his own
No more shall I live and die
Beneath the skull and bones

Chorus

Music - Taloch Jameson
Lyrics - Mark Vine

 

The Gaolers

Damn you bloody jailors of mine
From the gallows you’ll hang me high
And I shall swing to and fro
For my ladies watching me so
And they shall flash me their sweet petticoats
With a wail and a shriek and yo
And my black clad friends will toast me a drink
With an up and away we go

Well damn you bloody jailers of mine
If my money you’ll not accept
For I could buy me a passage to life
For a simple exchange of debts

Chorus

And my girls will flash me their sweet petticoats
With a wail and a shriek and yo
And my black clad friends will toast me a drink
With an up and away we go
 
Curse this hole you’ve stuck me in
I’ll see you bastards in hell
I’ll haunt your women’s dreams at night
As the Devil you’ll know me well

Repeat
 
Well I damn you I damn you I damn you I curse
When my last breath breaches your net
For who was my master
For whom did I slave
Not you nor ever I would
  
Chorus

Music/Lyrics - Taloch Jameson

 

Morgan Bloody Morgan

Your gut got fat ‘cause you drank too much
And your finery was Royal
Of Spanish colonies and isles
You took the God-damned spoils

No prey, no pay
The law of the day
So you ransacked where you could
Threatened death and torture cruel
And your victims know you would

Chorus

Cryin’ Morgan bloody Morgan
Harry bloody Morgan
Dragon, you took ‘em by surprise
Morgan bloody Morgan
Harry bloody Morgan
Dragon, you took ‘em by surprise

Now when the stash was flowing
And your women fine and glowing
King Charles gave you a knighthood
And Jamaica for your serving
At times when life was least but good  
And escapades were few
You sailed your crew in to the deep
And plundered through and through and

Chorus

Your gut got fat ‘cause you drunk too much
And your finery was Royal
Of Spanish colonies and isles
You took the God-damned spoils
No prey, no pay
The law of the day
So you ransacked where you could
Threatened death and torture cruel
And your victims know you would
Music/Lyrics – Taloch Jameson