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Song Parodies -> "1880s Maties"

Original Song Title:

"Ladies Of The Eighties"

Original Performer:

Dennis Develin

Parody Song Title:

"1880s Maties"

Parody Written by:


The Lyrics

For Peter Andersson, who created the One Week Notice event (see the amiright homepage) to help us parody writers brainstorm and hopefully make Amiright a fun place to be again. This parody is Rated Arrr! The OS that he suggested we use that probably only 1000 people have ever heard is here:
I remember a lawless time
When scurvy blokes would sail upon the Bounty
Hoist the sheets up and smell the salt air
All day, the crew would growl like crazy
I sure---admire
These scal—awags for hire
I miss me 1880s maties
I miss me 1880s maties

Ye bilge rats of the sailing world
I gotta have a pally wit’ you
Come on and stay awhile
Cap’n Blackbeard is fine
Long John Silver’s divine
Thy fate is dire
Treasure’s all I desire
I miss me 1880s maties
I miss me 1880s maties
Avast ye!

Landlubbers all owe us a debt
Walk the plank or poop the decks!
I miss me maties
I miss me 1880s maties (4x)

Jack Sparrow is a stinking get
‘Cause he’s only cashing his checks!
Butt kiss--!

Yo-ho yo ho, on the mighty sea
The pirate’s life is the one for me!
I miss me 1880s maties
I miss me 1880s maties
Copyright 2017, Agrimorfee.

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Pacing: 2.8
How Funny: 2.8
Overall Rating: 2.8

Total Votes: 9

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Peter Andersson - September 01, 2017 - Report this comment
Arrr! The eighties/maties rhyme never occured to me so this was a nice surprise start to the whole thing! Good pacing too, only minor sing-along-stretches in the same places I expect everyone have had difficulties with, I know I had with mine. The chosen theme didn't really allow you to vary the chorus, always a choice or a problem, but repeats here only put emphasis on how much he missed his maties so I think that worked out for the best anyway. I don't get the Jack Sparrow line though - what's a "stinking get"?
Matthias - September 01, 2017 - Report this comment
I liked this one. Some pretty funny lines and great job working in all of the pirate slang. Didn't think the pirate thing was going strong in the 1880s... I think about cowboys more around that time period maybe the 1680s or 1780s... I'm sure there were pirates around that time... I mean there are pirates now but it seems to be inaccurate historically
ann hamend - September 01, 2017 - Report this comment
I arrred
Agrimorfee - September 01, 2017 - Report this comment
@Peter--"get" (or "git") is British slang for "idiot". cf. "I'm So Tired", The Beatles ("...And curse Sir Walter Raleigh/He was such a stupid get..." Thanks for the fair commentary!
Agrimorfee - September 01, 2017 - Report this comment
Thanks for commenting/rating, Matthias! Yeah, those other decades probably are more accurate and would have worked just as well.
Claude Prez - September 01, 2017 - Report this comment
Grrrrreat stuff Agrrrrri! Wish Johnny D and Paul Rrrrobinson were still here to apprrrrreciate it
Agrimorfee - September 06, 2017 - Report this comment
Thanks Claude Prez!

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