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Discussion in 'UO Catskills' started by Schuyler Bain, Sep 19, 2010.

  1. Schuyler Bain

    Schuyler Bain Lore Master
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    Arrr!

    Today be International Talk Like A Pirate Day mateys.

    Rum & Riches to you all!
     
  2. Vallend

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    Arrrrr I be wishing ye all ye crew a happy International Talk Like a Pirate Day today. May ye have a strong wind to your back and the rum barrels be fresh and full.
     
  3. Luvmylace

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    Best be bringin yer own grog, never know what a wench I be .Might spice it up Har.
     
  4. Flutter

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    Can I dress like a pirate instead? Link
     
  5. Luvmylace

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    Sorry Flutter this is all in the talk not the walk ARGH
     
  6. Giggles

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    To the mast nail our flag it is dark as the grave,
    Or the death which it bears while it sweeps o'er the wave;
    Let our deck clear for action, our guns be prepared;
    Be the boarding-axe sharpened, the scimitar bared:
    Set the canisters ready, and then bring to me,
    For the last of my duties, the powder-room key.

    It shall never be lowered, the black flag we bear;
    If the sea be denied us, we sweep through the air.
    Unshared have we left our last victory's prey;
    It is mine to divide it, and yours to obey:
    There are shawls that might suit a sultana's white neck,
    And pearls that are fair as the arms they will deck.

    There are flasks which, unseal them, the air will disclose
    Diametta's fair summers, the home of the rose.
    I claim not a portion: I ask but as mine
    'Tis to drink to our victory - one cup of red wine.
    Some fight, 'tis for riches - some fight, 'tis for fame:
    The first I despise, and the last is a name.

    I fight, 'tis for vengeance! I love to see flow,
    At the stroke of my sabre, the life of my foe.
    I strike for the memory of long-vanished years;
    I only shed blood where another shed tears,
    I come, as the lightning comes red from above,
    O'er the race that I loathe, to the battle I love.

    Edit: Forgot to add ARRRRHHH!!

    I'm kinda fond of old pirate songs :)
     
  7. Vallend

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    Well maties if we be doing pirate songs den I best be singing one of my favorites! *Hands out mugs of grog before starting sing.*

    Fifteen men on a dead man's chest
    Yo ho ho and a bottle of rum.

    Drink and the devil had done for the rest
    Yo ho ho and a bottle of rum.

    The mate was fixed by the bosun's pike
    The bosun brained with a marlinspike
    And cookey's throat was marked belike
    It had been gripped by fingers ten;
    And there they lay, all good dead men
    Like break o'day in a boozing ken
    Yo ho ho and a bottle of rum.

    Fifteen men of the whole ship's list
    Yo ho ho and a bottle of rum!

    Dead and be damned and the rest gone whist!
    Yo ho ho and a bottle of rum!

    The skipper lay with his nob in gore
    Where the scullion's axe his cheek had shore
    And the scullion he was stabbed times four
    And there they lay, and the soggy skies
    Dripped down in up-staring eyes
    In murk sunset and foul sunrise
    Yo ho ho and a bottle of rum.

    Fifteen men of 'em stiff and stark
    Yo ho ho and a bottle of rum!

    Ten of the crew had the murder mark!
    Yo ho ho and a bottle of rum!

    'Twas a cutlass swipe or an ounce of lead
    Or a yawing hole in a battered head
    And the scuppers' glut with a rotting red
    And there they lay, aye, damn my eyes
    Looking up at paradise
    All souls bound just contrawise
    Yo ho ho and a bottle of rum.

    Fifteen men of 'em good and true
    Yo ho ho and a bottle of rum!

    Ev'ry man jack could ha' sailed with Old Pew,
    Yo ho ho and a bottle of rum!




    There was chest on chest of Spanish gold
    With a ton of plate in the middle hold
    And the cabins riot of stuff untold,
    And they lay there that took the plum
    With sightless glare and their lips struck dumb
    While we shared all by the rule of thumb,
    Yo ho ho and a bottle of rum!

    More was seen through a sternlight screen...
    Yo ho ho and a bottle of rum.

    Chartings undoubt where a woman had been
    Yo ho ho and a bottle of rum.

    'Twas a flimsy shift on a bunker cot
    With a dirk slit sheer through the bosom spot
    And the lace stiff dry in a purplish blot
    Oh was she wench or some shudderin' maid
    That dared the knife and took the blade
    By God! she had stuff for a plucky jade
    Yo ho ho and a bottle of rum.

    Fifteen men on a dead man's chest
    Yo ho ho and a bottle of rum.

    Drink and the devil had done for the rest
    Yo ho ho and a bottle of rum.

    We wrapped 'em all in a mains'l tight
    With twice ten turns of a hawser's bight
    And we heaved 'em over and out of sight,
    With a Yo-Heave-Ho! and a fare-you-well
    And a sudden plunge in the sullen swell
    Ten fathoms deep on the road to hell,
    Yo ho ho and a bottle of rum!
     
  8. Aedon Durreah

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    Avast ye lubbers. This day, we all be pirates at heart. So grab a wench, down another jug O' rum. And let's get this party a-sea.