Yo Ho Ho (A Pirate's Christmas)

03:50
Tom Mason and The Blue Buccaneers
2012-11-23
Tom Mason & Michael Supe Granda

Lyrics

PIRATE’S CHRISTMAS ©Tom Mason & Michael Supe Granda Twas the night before Christmas and out on the sea Em D Em C We were cold, lonely pirates it was no place to be G A B We needed one more raid in the freezing rain Em D Em C To make it to the warmth of the Spanish main HEY! A B Em As we passed St John’s on Newfoundland’s coast A strange looking frigate appeared like a ghost The bowsprit was carved like an Arctic reindeer With a lantern nose to make their passage clear YO HO HO surrender the booty! G Em G Em YO HO HO we're here to receive G Em A B YO HO HO It's a pirate's Christmas G Em G Em And we’re a pack of bloodthirsty thieves      A B Em     Arrrgh! We got along broadside and prepared to board With bloodthirsty cries we raised our swords But we cast no fear on the curious crew A strange pack of pygmies of a lighter hue Out of the fo’c’s’le their captain appeared He was a corpulent man with a great white beard He wore a suit of red with furry white trim He laughed in our faces as we shouted at him We said “YO HO HO surrender the booty!” He said “HO HO HO not on my dead man’s chest It’s Christmas Eve and it’s my duty To get the toys to the children who’ve been on their best” There’d been such good behavior by all the girls and boys That Santa’s ship was sinking from the weight of all the toys I looked in the deadlights of my befuddled crew They’d faced lots of dangers but this one was new I offered the fat Spaniard our brigantine To deliver his gifts clear to the Caribbean I warned him we traded in treachery He said “HO HO HO your secret’s safe with me” YO HO HO deliver the booty! HO HO HO take my treasure chest It’s Christmas Eve and it’s all our duty T‘get to the children who’ve been on their best YO HO HO Merry Christmas! HO HO HO and a bottle rum! (2nd: “and a hot buttered rum!”) YO HO HO It’s a pirate’s Christmas YO HO HO Hey Ra pum pum pum 2X Twas the night before Christmas and out on the sea We were cold, lonely pirates it was no place to be We needed one more raid in the freezing rain To make it to the warmth of the Spanish main HEY! As we passed St John’s on Newfoundland’s coast A strange looking frigate appeared like a ghost The bowsprit was carved like an Arctic reindeer With a lantern nose to make their passage clear YO HO HO surrender the booty! YO HO HO we're here to receive YO HO HO It's a pirate's Christmas And we’re a pack of bloodthirsty thieves         Arrrgh! We got along broadside and prepared to board With bloodthirsty cries we raised our swords But we cast no fear on the curious crew A strange pack of pygmies of a lighter hue Out of the fo’c’s’le their captain appeared He was a corpulent man with a great white beard He wore a suit of red with furry white trim He laughed in our faces as we shouted at him We said “YO HO HO surrender the booty!” He said “HO HO HO not on my dead man’s chest It’s Christmas Eve and it’s my duty To get the toys to the children who’ve been on their best” We could see his ship sinking from the weight of the toys He blamed good behavior by good girls and boys I looked in the deadlights of my befuddled crew They’d faced lots of dangers but this one was new I offered the fat Spaniard our brigantine To deliver his gifts clear to the Caribbean I warned him we traded in treachery He said “HO HO HO your secret’s safe with me” YO HO HO deliver the booty! HO HO HO take my treasure chest It’s Christmas Eve and it’s all our duty T‘get to the children who’ve been on their best YO HO HO Merry Christmas! HO HO HO and a bottle rum! (2nd: “and a hot buttered rum!”) YO HO HO It’s a pirate’s Christmas YO HO HO Hey Ra pum pum pum 2X