Tuesday, September 19, 2006

Th' Yardarm o' th' Night

Happy Talk Like a Pirate Day! I'm not much for talking like a pirate (though Stephen Colbert can, and does). However, from time to time, I've been known to attempt to sing like a pirate. Here, then, is a nautical rendition of Cyndi Lauper's Girls Just Want to Have Fun:

I come homeport in th' mornin' light
Me mother says when ye gonna live yer life starboard
Oh mother dear we`re nay th' fortunate ones
An' lasses they want t' be havin' fun
Oh lasses jus' want t' be havin' fun

Th' phone rings on th' yardarm o' th' night
Me father yells what ye gonna do wi' yer life
Oh daddy dear ye know ye`re still number one
But lasses they want t' be havin' fun
Oh lasses jus' want t' be havin' -

That`s all they really want
Some fun
When th' workin' tide be done
Lasses - they want t' be havin' fun
Oh lasses jus' want t' be havin' fun

Some boys take a beautiful girl
An' hide th' lass' away from th' rest o' th' world
I want t' be th' one t' keel haul in th' sun
Oh lasses they want t' be havin' fun
Oh lasses jus' want t' be havin'

That`s all they really want
Some fun
When th' workin' tide be done
Lasses - they want t' be havin' fun
Oh lasses jus' want t' be havin' fun,
They want t' be havin' fun,
They want t' be havin' fun....