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Song Parodies -> "Pirates On The Seas(Bring Death For Ye)"

Original Song Title:

"Under Pressure"

Original Performer:

David Bowie & Queen

Parody Song Title:

"Pirates On The Seas(Bring Death For Ye)"

Parody Written by:

Paul Robinson

The Lyrics

Ahoy & Avast, ye landlubbers! Aye, now it be time for yet one more o' me "Pirate" parodies...Aye, an' a tip o' me Pirate hat to Kristof fer suggestin' mayhaps I be the right blaggard to plunder the bountiful treasure off of "Under Pressure"...
~ ~ ~ [Sounds] ~ ~ ~
~ ~ ~ {Ship - rocking in the water} ~ ~ ~
~ ~ {Waves - slapping side of ship} ~ ~
~ {Peg legs - tapping on the deck} ~

(Yo-ho-heave-ho, yo-ho-heave-ho)
(Ho-ho-ho, har-har-har)

Pirates, pirates on the seas
Plundering they be; aye, that they be
Aye, they plunder, rape and pillage, too
throw ye down in the deep
where ye'll soon be shark meat

Har-de-har-har, yo-ho-de-ho
Har-har-har, yo-ho-ho

Aye, ahoy!
Now ye terror is showing
as they say “Come about”
Now ye be boarded
by Pirate louts
From the yardarm; hang ye high
Pirates on the seas, aye, bringin' death fer ye


Limping around; hear ye peg leg tap the deck floor
Captain raves, aye, then bellows out with a roar
"Har-har-de-har, har-de-har-har-har
har-de-har, har-ho
Pirates, aye, we be; Pirates of the sea"
Pirates, aye they be; aye, be uncouth beasts
aye, they be that, be that, sea rats

Now ye black flag be flowing
Aye, there be no doubt
Soon we be boarded
by Pirate louts
Have no mercy; soon ye'll die
Pirates on the seas, aye, they have no mercy

Strung him up on the mast; aye, the Captain
Lashed, then keel-hauled, aye, in the deep
Be gasping now for air
Pirates laughed with scorn

Insane, aye their laughs; aye, the Pirates be cackling
Aye, on ye bridge now, aye, they dance
Upon ye deck now; a jig they dance
They dance a jig now, they scowl; Aye, growl, and howl, they howl
and growl, and scowl, and howl...
(howling, growling and scowling noises out to a fade)

Aye, Pirate scum, they be a curse
Aye, cruel vermin; aye, much worse
Ye'll be keel-hauled, then drowned; a sad plight
Black scum, aye, scare ye; deranged, aye, beware
cur bastards; they be from Hell

Pirates; a jig they dance
Ye get one last chance
last chance, aye, "tell
where's ye treasure?"
(croaking, dying gasp) "Trea-sure....."

~ ~ ~ [Sounds] ~ ~ ~

~ ~ {The silence of a still night at sea} ~ ~
~ ~ {Pegs legs tapping the deck} ~ ~

~ ~ [Out to Fade] ~ ~

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Voting Results

Pacing: 4.4
How Funny: 4.4
Overall Rating: 4.4

Total Votes: 21

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    Pacing How Funny Overall Rating
 1   2
 2   1
 3   0
 4   2
 5   16

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Johnny D - March 08, 2005 - Report this comment
HAR!!! Oh man, the sound effects are priceless! This is hysterical, Paul, I love it ... I thought I was ... the pirate-parody-dude ... but I've just handed my peg-leg, eye-patch, hand-hook, parrot, gold-earring, blunderbuss, jolly-roger-flag, and treasure-chest-full-of-pieces-of-eight to YOU, MATEY! ARRRHHH!!!
Agrimorfee - March 08, 2005 - Report this comment
I don't think anyone can top this. Excellent!
alvin rhodes - March 08, 2005 - Report this comment
i'll walk down yer parody plank anytime, matey...5s
Paul Robinson - March 08, 2005 - Report this comment
Argghhh! Thank ye, thank ye all!
Adagio - March 08, 2005 - Report this comment
Ooops...thought I had commented. 'At's a good'un. 5's
David bowie - March 08, 2005 - Report this comment
Loved it but we made it in the eighties.
Paul Robinson - March 08, 2005 - Report this comment
I hope you didn't give it all "1's" for that...probably was somebody else, I imagine...if I got upset by that one's crap anymore this would really tick me off because I spent a whole lot of time getting this one right...but it's OK - we've got Free Speech and I guess that includes the right to anonymously "diss" somebody else's work...but the Pirate in me say "ye be a snivelling coward to "1" me on this an' not show ye face, aye....If I be seein' yer pus-filled puss around me deck I'll run me saber thru ye till ye timbers shiver"...Aye, if I be a Pirate, that is...'Course, I'm not, so "Thanks" for looking weasely b*stard ~ ~ ~
David bowie - March 08, 2005 - Report this comment
No I swear I did not vote ones. I voted fives like everyone else did.
Paul Robinson - March 08, 2005 - Report this comment
Db - didn't think it was you...I was just calling out whoever it was...and, no, I don't expect a reply from the coward...HAR!...hmmm...this "Pirate" thing...aye, must be another side of me...HAR!...and I know this is going to offend SOMEBODY somehow...but...what if a Pirate had "Tourette's Syndrome"? would he have uncontrolled fits in which he spoke Correct English using proper grammar - and no swearing?? Arrrgghhh!!
Kristof - March 08, 2005 - Report this comment
I'm so proud to be even peripherally associated with this parody, Pirate Paul (oh no, alliteration overload!)...great job, dude...555
Captain Tourette, Commander of the Pirate Ship "THE GARBLED ARGH" - March 08, 2005 - Report this comment
Indeed, my good fellow Sir Robinson, your explanation of some buccaneers' unfortunate medical plight is both eloquent and scientifically articulate. Such profound expostulations by a refined gentlemen such as yourself give me pause as I reflect upon my maritime career of criminal adventurism. As you can see, I, myself, am presently in the grips of an attack of the syndrome which you so eloquently describ------ARRRGGGHHH, YO-HO-HO MATEY, ME FEELIN' MUCH BETTER NOW, ARRRGGGHHH!!! TAKE YER' BLEEDIN' SCIENCE AND SHOVE IT UP YER BLOW-HOLE, ARRRGGGHHHH!!!!
Paul Robinson - March 08, 2005 - Report this comment
Kristof - Thanks for your gracious appreciation - but it is true, nonetheless, that I had not considered "Under Pressure" for parody treatment at all, much less in the "Pirate" category, until you mentioned it on one of my other Pirate numbers (I think). So it is only proper to offer thanks and credit for that assist...Always glad to prey on parody material which others are unable to digest fully...when I'm able...
Paul Robinson - March 08, 2005 - Report this comment
ARRRGGGHHH - Captain, glad ye be feelin' better, I'yam - the condition ye be suff'rin from be most troublin', Dysfunctional Pirates, aye, it be so sad a sight...soon they lose their taste fer' be feelin' sorry for slittin' gillets...I wonder if there be a "Home" or Treatment Program fer such as these...?? Mayhaps a story or shanty could be told of such a place...?? I'll be thinkin' on it...aye...
Johnny D - March 08, 2005 - Report this comment
Hey Paul, maybe Captain Tourette and you could do a parody of The Beatles' tune "When I'm Sixty-Four" called something like "When I'm Fixed A-shore" or "When I'm Stick'd A-shore" ?
Paul Robinson - March 08, 2005 - Report this comment
Johnny D - Not a bad idea...and it be funny, but I was just plumbin' me memory fer Beatles tunes to do such a parody to...I was thinkin' about "Sgt. Pepper" - got a few possibilities in that...but I might look at "Fixing a Hole", too...Thanks!!
Johnny D - March 08, 2005 - Report this comment
Arrrhhh, sounds like ye be on the right track thar, matey!

Here be me own cre-dentials, har har HARR !!!,2706.msg295241.html#ms­g295241
Paul Robinson - March 08, 2005 - Report this comment
I got to see your Pirate picture, but the board wouldn't let me post a return comment, probably because I'm on a computer at work or something...great pix...
David bowie - March 10, 2005 - Report this comment
Like I said, I voted fives despite a mistake in the time-frame. I do appreciate your work.
Paul Robinson - March 10, 2005 - Report this comment
David bowie - no, I didn't think it was you that plastered the one's here...actually, I appreciate getting the correct information. I was going from my recollection of when I first heard the OS song and I was fairly certain it was in the 70's, but I must have mixed it up with another number. My error. Thanks again to you & to all those who took the time to read, comment &/or vote!
Bladderblock, Captain of "The Blighted Kidney" - March 10, 2005 - Report this comment
ARRGGHH, Cap'n Robinson! Ye be invited to come on board and feast yer eyes on me own sea-farin' parody today, "Bladderblocky", ARRGGHH !!
Pirate Paul - March 11, 2005 - Report this comment
Aye! Did not know "Bladderblocky" be a Pirate tale...soon as I be finished runnin' me saber thru a couple more lilly-livered landlubbers I'll be headed over...
adagio - February 04, 2009 - Report this comment
I didn't realize that I had commented on it alread....about 4 years agpo! hehe Still good.

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