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Got pirate spirit?

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Got pirate spirit?

Post by wendy » Tue May 24th, 2011, 10:37 am

Any suggestions for good pirate-themed music?

I'm having a nautical shin-dig to celebrate my new book and would like to play something appropriate. Thanks -
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Post by SarahWoodbury » Tue May 24th, 2011, 4:36 pm

Anything from Pirates of the Caribbean . . . many people will recognize it for sure.

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Post by wendy » Wed May 25th, 2011, 1:47 pm

[quote=""SarahWoodbury""]Anything from Pirates of the Caribbean . . . many people will recognize it for sure.[/quote]

I'll put that on my list. But I'd also like some sea-shanty type music alongside the orchestral movie score stuff.
My fav so far is Bruce Springsteen's Mrs. McGrath (from the Seeger Sessions).
Any other suggestions, please?
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Post by Ludmilla » Wed May 25th, 2011, 2:32 pm

Maybe something by the Decemberists?

Wendy, when does your book come out?

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Post by MLE (Emily Cotton) » Wed May 25th, 2011, 2:37 pm

Well, if it's just plain sea shanties, you probably know the few that spring to my mind:
Shennandoah
Oh, Sinner Man
What shall We Do With A Drunken Sailor
Blow the Man Down, Bullies
The Wild Rover
I'll go No More A-Roving
One More Day, My Johnny
Strike the Bell

Here's a link to a site that has Midi files. Not all the songs I listed are there, but there are others I forgot, like 'The Holy Ground' (A whorehouse). I'm sure you can find the rest rooting around the net.
http://www.contemplator.com/sea/index.html
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Post by MLE (Emily Cotton) » Wed May 25th, 2011, 5:24 pm

Ah well, now you've got me listening to youtube, instead of working on the chapter I'm stuck on.

Here's Holy Ground. The high Kings do it too, but there's a long preface on their video.

It's hard to look this one up, because there are several Christian songs by the same name.

And here's A-Roving.

Here's One More Day. Not my favorite rendition, but there's a hurdy-gurdy in the video, and you don't see those used often.

Wild Rover. The High Kings, one of my fav Celtic groups

And Drunken Sailor. Goodness, I should get back to work.
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Post by wendy » Wed May 25th, 2011, 6:17 pm

Thanks MLE. Some great suggestions. Sorry for the distraction!
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Post by wendy » Wed May 25th, 2011, 6:17 pm

[quote=""Ludmilla""]Maybe something by the Decemberists?

Wendy, when does your book come out?[/quote]

The launch date is TUESDAY JUNE 7th - almost there!
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Post by EC2 » Wed May 25th, 2011, 6:22 pm

The Falmouth Packet and Haul away Joe by Show of Hands - dance the Hornpipe while you're at it!
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=r4TdqE6pntc
Les proz e les vassals
Souvent entre piez de chevals
Kar ja li coard n’I chasront

'The Brave and the valiant
Are always to be found between the hooves of horses
For never will cowards fall down there.'

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Post by LoveHistory » Wed May 25th, 2011, 7:35 pm

Ray Stevens did a song about a pirate. Probably not what you're looking for though.

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