The Merry Pirate School

Album: The Merry Pirate School

Lyrics

v1) There’s a ship out on the ocean called the Merry Pirate School Where pirate parents send their kids to learn the pirate rule To teach them how to snarl and spit while balancing on the spars To learn the pirate basics also known as the three “aarrghs!”

CH: Haul away me hearties, we’re bound across the blue For a salty education on the Merry Pirate School

v2) The first thing that they teach you is the pirate ABCs You shout it before breakfast in a salty ocean breeze ABCDEFGHIJKLMNOPQ - aarrgh! - STUVWXYZ

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v3) When first you come aboard the ship there’s sure a lot to learn About handling a cutlass and speaking out of turn About how to keep your parrot from nibbling on your ear How to teach it to say words your grandma doesn’t like to hear!

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v4) The principal is Roger - Jolly Roger, if you please He’ll make you eat your Brussels sprouts and finish all your peas He’ll save you from the scurvy even though the food is rank ‘Cause he wants you nice and healthy when he makes you walk the plank!

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v5) Music class is easy if the teacher isn’t mad You just sing “yo-ho-ho” and make sure it’s sounding bad You’ll learn the pirate squeezebox but be sure it’s out of tune While you play those lusty shanties underneath a silver moon

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v6) If you’re caught being nice, that’s against the rules, you know If you say ‘please’ or ‘thank-you’ to the office you will go But if you cuss and grumble then they’ll smile and send you back Quite relieved you’re disagreeably back on the pirate track

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v7) When pirate school is over Roger says to you “Avast! It be time for your report card, ‘tis a stroke of luck you passed!” You pull it out, there written in a scrawl as black as tar Is the only passing grade, the pirate’s favorite letter: AARRGH!

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Credit

by Jack Pearson © 2007 Jack Pearson, OtterTunity Inc. - BMI