Song: Yo ho ho and a Bottle of Rum

Yo ho ho and a Bottle of Rum

Fifteen men on a dead man’s chest
Yo ho ho and a bottle of rum.

Drink and the devil be done for the rest
Yo ho ho and a bottle of rum.
The mate was fixed by the bosun’s pike
The bosun brained with a marlinspike
And cookey’s throat was marked belike

It had been gripped by fingers ten;
And there they lay, all good dead men
Like break o’day in a snoozing den.
Yo ho ho and a bottle of rum.

Fifteen men of ’em stiff and stark
Yo ho ho and a bottle of rum!
Ten of the crew had the murder mark!
Yo ho ho and a bottle of rum!
Twas a cutlass swipe or an ounce of lead
Or a yawning hole in a battered head
And the skippers’ gut was running red

And there they lay, aye, darn my eyes
All look-out clapped on paradise
All souls bound just contrariwise
Yo ho ho and a bottle of rum.
Fifteen men of ’em good and true
Yo ho ho and a bottle of rum!
Ev’ry man jack could ha’ sailed with Old Pew,
Yo ho ho and a bottle of rum!

There was chest on chest of Spanish gold
With a ton of plate in the middle hold
And cabins riot with stuff untold,
And they lay there that took the plum
With a sightless glare and their lips struck dumb
While we shared all by the rule of thumb,
Yo ho ho and a bottle of rum!

Fifteen men on a dead man’s chest
Yo ho ho and a bottle of rum
Drink and the devil be done for the rest
Yo ho ho and a bottle of rum.

Fifteen men on a dead man’s chest
Yo ho ho and a bottle of rum
Drink and the devil be done for the rest
Yo ho ho and a bottle of rum.

And a yo ho ho!