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A pirate's life is the life for me,
A leg made of wood where my leg used to be,
Shivering timbers and scanning the sea
For treasure, more treasure for me.

My best friend here has a hook for a hand.
It's fun to watch as she opens a can.
And if we get bored we just sail back to land
and say how much we love the sea.

We don't do no killing
Except when we're willing.
We pause in the fighting for afternoon tea.
But treasure, treasure,
Mostly it's treasure.
It's all about treasure for me.

I dance a jig on the harbourside.
My shoulder's bare since my penguin died.
It's sad but she was delicious fried.
Now poor Polly Penguin's in me,

Looking for treasure, treasure,
Could there be some treasure in me?
If it's in my belly it might be quite smelly
And that's not where treasure should be.

Oh treasure, treasure,
I really like treasure, you see.
If you don't like treasure that works perfectly.
It just means more treasure for me.

A pirate's life is the life for me,
But somewhat anachronistically
We give to the poor and do odd jobs for free,
Then sneak our way home to the sea,

To get more treasure, treasure,
The best thing that ever will be.
And if you like treasure then have some for free.
We're socialist pirates you see.

We don't like to pillage,
Won't burn down your village,
Unless you've been really mean to me.
But treasure, treasure,
It's my main pleasure.
It's all about treasure for me.

(© 2019 Michael Debenham)


from Treasure, released January 31, 2019
Backing vocals: James Debenham

Huge thanks to my nephew James for being a brilliant first mate. Yo ho ho and a bottle of yum!


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Mike Debenham Melbourne, Australia

I'm a writer and musician based in Melbourne, Australia.

Not actually a goat.

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