Pirate Song 0:02:00 Print

by The Arogant Worms - sung by Chris

cheat sheet: C F G C F C G / Am D Am G 0:00

I used to be a farmer, and I made a living fine,

I had a little stretch of land along the CP line

But times were hard and though I tried, the money wasn't there

And the bankers came and took my land and told me "fair is fair"

I looked for every kind of job, the answer always no

"Hire you now?" they'd always laugh, "we just let twenty go!" (ha ha!)

The government, the promised me a measly little sum

But I've got too much pride to end up just another bum.

Then I thought, who gives a damn if all the jobs are gone?

I'm gonna be a PIRATE on the river Saskatchewan!


And it's a heave-ho, hi-ho, comin' down the plains

Stealin' wheat and barley and all the other grains

It's a ho-hey, hi-hey farmers bar yer doors

When ya see the Jolly Roger on Regina's mighty shores

Well, you'd think the local farmers would know that I'm at large

But just the other day I found an unprotected barge

I snuck up right behind them and they were none the wiser,

I rammed their ship and sank it and I stole their fertilizer!

A bridge outside of Moose Jaw spans a mighty river

Farmers cross in so much fear their stomachs are a'quiver

Cause they know that Tractor Jack is hidin' in the bay

I'll jump the bridge and knock them cold and sail off with their hay!


Well, Mountie Bob he chased me, he was always at my throat

He followed on the shoreline cause he didn't own a boat

But cutbacks were a'coming and the Mountie lost his job

So now he's sailing with us, and we call him Salty Bob!

A swingin' sword, a skull and bones and pleasant company

I never pay my income tax and screw the GST (SCREW IT!!)

Sailin down to Saskatoon, the terror of the seas

If you wanna reach the co-op, boy, you gotta get by me!

CHORUS (repeat last line, end on Am)


(here's the last verse... we've been skipping this...)

Well, Pirate life's appealing but you just don't find it here,

I hear in North Alberta there's a band of buccaneers

They roam the Athabaska from Smith to Fort McKay

And you're gonna lose your Stetson if you have to pass their way!

Well, winter is a'comin' and a chill is in the breeze

My Pirate days are over once the river starts to freeze

I'll be back in springtime but now I have to go

I hear there's lots of plunderin' down in New Mexico!

CHORUS (repeat last line, end on Am)