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Pirate Ship (Siochána)

She was a pirate ship, left alone at sea,
Swore they would never see their home again;
She was a pirate ship, raped the foreign shores,
Came unto a growler, now they'll take no more.

In 1856 she set upon the sea,
With the king's own seal, pride of the navy;
Fierce and loyal to the king and their home,
The wind it took the sail and they set out for the Horn.

She was a pirate ship, left alone at sea,
Swore they would never see their home again;
She was a pirate ship, raped the foreign shores,
Came unto a growler, now they'll take no more.

It was two years later, tired and beaten down,
Only half survived the scurvy
and they'd twice run aground;
The captain was dead, first mate, too,
It seemed that only children now made the crew.

She was a pirate ship, left alone at sea,
Swore they would never see their home again;
She was a pirate ship, raped the foreign shores,
Came unto a growler, now they'll take no more.

O'Malley was the oldest at nineteen years,
He knew they must be strong,
they must overcome their fears;
Made skull and bones from the king's own flag,
It was their only hope in this savage-filled land.

She was a pirate ship, left alone at sea,
Swore they would never see their home again;
She was a pirate ship, raped the foreign shores,
Came unto a growler, now they'll take no more.

She was a pirate ship, left alone at sea,
Swore they would never see their home again;
She was a pirate ship, raped the foreign shores,
Came unto a growler, now they'll take no more.

For twenty-seven years she struck along the coast,
Could not be defeated,
some thought she was a ghost;
Till the fears of their past
should rise up from the deep,
And drag 'em to the bottom of the stormy sea.

She was a pirate ship, left alone at sea,
Swore they would never see their home again;
She was a pirate ship, raped the foreign shores,
Came unto a growler, now they'll take no more.

She was a pirate ship, left alone at sea,
Swore they would never see their home again;
She was a pirate ship, raped the foreign shores,
Came unto a growler, now they'll take no more.
Yeah, now they'll take no more.
Oh, now they'll take no more.

####.... Jim Feehan of Siochána ....####

Recorded by Siochána (Siochána On Our Own - Live At Bridie Molloy's, St John's, NL, 2005).
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From the Dictionary Of Newfoundland English:
Growler - piece of floating ice especially hazardous to vessels because of its instability or indeterminate size.


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