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Song Parodies -> "Blow Me Down"

Original Song Title:

"Hold Me Now"

Original Performer:

Thompson Twins

Parody Song Title:

"Blow Me Down"

Parody Written by:

The Lyrics

Certainly Amiright's resident pirates (Paul Robinson, Johnny D, et al.) know that September 19th is International Talk Like a Pirate Day. But did YE?! And by the way, "Arrrr" stands for Rrrrobert Lund rrrrecording.
I have a parrot
Perched on my arm
A peg on my leg and a patch on my eye and hate mail from State Farm
I'm well-versed in English
I went to Purdue
But since I'm a pirate, convention demands that I speak like one too

Blow me down!
Ho, avast ye swabs!
Arrr, matey!
Wench, fetch me grog! Wench, fetch me grog!

I memorize Shakespeare
I read Strunk & White
It helps pass the time on the nights I don't plunder and pillage and fight
So perhaps I should speak right
Yeah, proper and prim
But pirates score treasure and wenches and rum so it pays to blend in
Yo-ho! Yo-ho!...

Blow me down!
Aye, ye bilge drinkerr!
Walk yon plank!
Ye scurvy cur! Foul scurvy cur!

You say I need Right Guard
A shower and shave
I'll scuttle yer festerin' gob with me cutlass, ye landlubber knave!
And I'll talk like me hearties!
It's a bounty marr fun!
I'll hoist up me skull and crossbones and keel-haul ya, ye mangy harr son!
Yo-ho! Yo-ho!...

Blow me down! (All ye scallywags'll drown)
Arr, ye bilge drinkerr! (Yer a bilge-rat varmint, sir)
Walk yon plank! (Ye'll swim with Davy Jones!)
Ye scurvy cur! Foul swashbucklerr!

Blow me down! (Arr, shiver me timbers down)
Ho, avast ye swabs! (Arr, avast ye salty dogs)
Arrr, matey! (Arr-harr, ahoy, matey!)
Wench, fetch me grog! Fetch high-proof grog!
[et ceterrrra]
Copyrrrrright 2006+

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Pacing: 4.7
How Funny: 4.7
Overall Rating: 4.7

Total Votes: 29

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    Pacing How Funny Overall Rating
 1   2
 2   0
 3   0
 4   0
 5   27

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Ravyn Rant - September 08, 2006 - Report this comment
I love this! Mind if I circulate it among my scurvy crew? I work a renaissance faire in CA, and we have a pirate "invasion" scheduled for next weekend.
Arwen - September 08, 2006 - Report this comment
Lots and LOTS of fun, a classic 80s OS...I love it. We all know what soft place I hold in my heart for Pirates, too...(now that Mr. Bloom has broken up with Lois Lane, I'm pretty sure he's going to call me) I'd give this 7s if I could...=)

P.S. "It helps pass the time on the nights I don't plunder and pillage and fight" was my favorite!
alvin rhodes - September 08, 2006 - Report this comment
my fave of the day
Jeff Reuben - September 08, 2006 - Report this comment
I love songs that end with grog, nice recording as well!
John Barry - September 08, 2006 - Report this comment
This is brigand me many laughs. The chuckles are keeling me. Arrrguably the best shanty of the day.
TJC - September 08, 2006 - Report this comment
Piratical Perfection! And having the great recording was really handy since its hard to read with this patch on... To see how I really feel, refer to my Edelweiss ditty of a couple of days ago (9/6/06)!
Matthias - September 08, 2006 - Report this comment
What a jolly good show of events Spaffard (or) Avast! Dis p-Arrrrr-ody was bounty marrr fun! [Take your pick]
Jack Wilson - September 08, 2006 - Report this comment
Already heard it, already voted, ubut still ogta say it was aweosme! 555!
Dee Range - September 08, 2006 - Report this comment
I'll keel-haul the landlubbin' basturd that gave ya' 1's, matey, if I can find the scurvy prick. This is, as always from you, top notch material, with a great recording. I'll drink some grog and toast to this tonite.
Rex - September 08, 2006 - Report this comment
This be greatness, says I. Just to clarify: when you say "yo ho" are you greeting your wench?
Meriadoc - September 08, 2006 - Report this comment
Excellent as always!
Peregrin - September 09, 2006 - Report this comment
This was great ! Loved it !
Red Ant - September 09, 2006 - Report this comment
I'll have to d/l the recording later, but the words fit perfectly to TOS, and very funny. To the plank with the 1-guys, who are probably butt-pirates. 555.
Rex - September 10, 2006 - Report this comment
This parody started me thinking about the difficulties of being a pirate today. For instance, you whould have to be careful when and where you said "they plundered my booty".
Lucy Branston's Great-Granddaughter - September 11, 2006 - Report this comment
This is fantastic. Pacing is absolutely fantastic. I thought I was the only person who had heard of International Talk Like A Pirate Day. - September 11, 2006 - Report this comment
Ravyn: Nothing's worthwhile that can't be circulated. Social diseases, for example. So go for it. And I wish I could be at the faire (with an e). Take pictures.

Arwen: I heard that Disney is so thrilled with the "Pirates" franchise that they named an entire city after whatsisname Bloom.

alvin: Thanks. Have I used the "Fave of Alvin Rhodes Today" joke before?

Jeff: I love *anything* that includes grog.

John: Aaaargh!

TJC: You got it. No doubt it'll be worth tracking down.

Matthias: Can't I have both?

Jack: Yeah, you've known about this one for weeks. Thanks for coming back.

Dee & Red: Piratespeak, like politics and religion, is a highly personal, emotionally charged topic, with myriad opportunities for offense. Or so it would seem.

Rex & Rex: I'm greeting YOU. And your booty.

Merry & Pippin: Wow - comments from BOTH of you? That's like getting two thumbs up from Ebert and, um, the other guy.

Lucy IV: Anything that's international is a *very* big deal. Just ask IHOP.
The Thought Police - September 12, 2006 - Report this comment
We have genetic cloning at our disposal and what did they do with it? Give the ones guy a mini-me! Oh well,I loved this parody and the speakers transformation to a true pirate! *Roll the Dice* I call it-THREE FIVES!
Stuart McArthur - September 14, 2006 - Report this comment
oh, brilliant stuff, Cap'n Spaff - the golden pirate parody treasure is the colloquial line that appears effortless, and "But pirates score treasure and wenches and rum so it pays to blend in" just unfolds and rolls out like a well-worn rug - and plenty of other just as good lines - 555
Serafina - September 14, 2006 - Report this comment
I gives ye 5-5-5's for such funny stuff!
Dubya Tee Eff?? - September 14, 2006 - Report this comment
I see from the ballot box statistics that there are two TRIPLE ONE votes and seventeen triple-five votes. I wish people would stop doing that. If I were a moderator, I'd yank out all the undeserved votes on all the good parodies. People who vote ones...what a lunch of boozers!

Sorry about the rant there, Mr. Spaff. I likes this one very much.
Ferragamo - September 17, 2006 - Report this comment
I don't think I saw this one yet. I think it's verrry clever! - September 17, 2006 - Report this comment
Thought Police: YAHTZEE!

Stuart: The structure of the verses - with two short lines followed by a big long one - makes this a fun OS to parody. You'd do a stellar job with it.

Serafina: I thanks ye.

WTF: I've received 111s on most of my parodies. It really doesn't bother me anymore.

Ferragamo: I don't think so either. Mille grazie.
Guest - September 18, 2006 - Report this comment
The person who complained about the tripel ones is DTE, although it probably means the same darn thing as WTF. Still, insincere votes need to stop. A vote is a terrible thing to waste.
leo jay - September 19, 2006 - Report this comment
Terrific parody! Very cute -- somewhat different than many of your others. Love the Yo-ho's. - September 23, 2006 - Report this comment
Lee OJ: Different because you like it? Heh heh. Always good to hear from you.
Jack Wilson - October 18, 2006 - Report this comment
Yer welcome! OH AND Next week is hoemcomign week and Tuesday is Pirate Day, if I get lucky, my entire high school will hear this and another one of mine..simehiow..maybe not, oh well, still one of my favs of yours.Might be my new fav,Pirates+Spaff+Classic 80s New Wave songs=GREATNESS
Jack Wilson - October 21, 2006 - Report this comment
*pictures Robert Lund performing this while dressed like a pirate and with Thompson Twins hairdo wig on* - December 12, 2006 - Report this comment
Local Celeb: Robert Lund ALWAYS dresses like a pirate with a Thompson Twins wig.
Jack Wilson - December 13, 2006 - Report this comment
Peregrin - September 18, 2008 - Report this comment
Always wanna bring this one up from Davy Jones' locker. Today is international "Talk like a Pirate" day! Everybody sing along! - October 23, 2008 - Report this comment
A belated "domo arrrrrrigato," Parrrrrregrin.
jon - February 06, 2010 - Report this comment
no use of conjugate verbs or conditionals or declension these are my kind of people - February 08, 2010 - Report this comment
Arrrrrrrs poetica.
S.S. - July 11, 2010 - Report this comment
You have been accused of vandalizing Vectors! - March 28, 2011 - Report this comment
Finally. Usually I'm accused of vectorizing vandals.

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