Tattooed Hand

Tom Mason and the Blue Buccaneers
Tom Mason


The mythology of pirates was just as  romantic in the early 18th century, and one story that became popular was that of the pirate Henry Avery falling in love with a slave from his biggest prize, the mogul ship Ganj-i- sawai. 


Tattooed Hand


Come aboard my precious angel

Your ship is burning your master’s dead

You’ll fear no more in my quarters

You will know love in this Captain’s bed

Though I am but to you a stranger

Speaking words you don’t understand

You’ll have a life far from this danger

And a stolen ring for your tattooed hand


I know to you I’m a Western Devil

You see your future engulfed in flames

But your eyes will teach me compassion

And with your touch I will be tamed

You and I were not born to fortune

To survive we do what we can

So come with me and I will give you 

A stolen ring for your tattooed hand


From your family you were once taken

And by me you’ll been taken now

But this time you won’t be forsaken

I’ll give you all that my life allows

What you see may not look like safety

And although I’m a dangerous man

I will promise a life of wonder

In the palm of your tattooed hand