Arrr! It be Talk Like a Pirate Day!

Yarr, mateys, I be findin’ meself with an inadequate selection of piratical shanties in me iTunes to be celebratin’ one of me favorite holidays. A pirate can only listen to so much Monkey Island soundtrack before going a bit parroty in the bilge. Here are me favorite pirate musicks:

… and that’s pretty much all I’ve got in me hold. I need the Pirate Music Directory more than I need a lime for me scurvy, arr.


  1. Bill Tozier wrote:

    Interesting. We just scanned and digitized (and republished) the original sheet music for Derelict, and include a MIDI file of the original tune it was set to.

  2. skookumchick wrote:

    Wahoo, Stan Rogers! Are you a fan too?

  3. AarRew wrote:

    I’m sure ye can add to your definitive list of odd sea-chanties the Barber Pirates’ Song from The Curse of Monkey Island. Aar!

    “A pirate I was meant to be, trim the sails and roam the sea!”

  4. yami wrote:

    Skookumchick: I’m not sure I’d go so far as “fan” but I do enjoy singing several of his songs in the shower :)

    Rew: Aye, I have that one on me hard drive as well, just forgot to mention it.

  5. Melissa Barton wrote:

    I’m fond of “The Last Saskatchewan Pirate” (Arrogant Worms), but I think ultimately I’m more into the commercial sailors’ shanties.

  6. Lab Lemming wrote:

    Have you seen the “type like a pirate” keyboard?

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