Tuesday, March 7, 2023

VA - Pirates (A Pol Original)


VA - Pirates (A Pol Original)

Like many boys growing up, I was fascinated by Pirates. Mind you this is decades before Johnny Depp. I lived near Disneyland and would go on the Pirates of the Caribbean ride, even though it was an "E" ticket ride. Back then you got a passbook of A-E tickets with an entry ticket to Disneyland. The roller coaster type rides were "E" tickets and things like the Hall of Presidents was an "A" ticket. Some did not make sense. That way you were probably going to see much more of the park rather than just the coasters. Although we usually went with my grandparents and we always got their "E" tickets. Then we would eat and go to the Tiki room with the talking parrots and It's A Small World because they sang in Dutch and Indonesian and I'm a first generation American.So going on the Pirates, The Tiki Room and Small World happened every time we went to Disney, Until they went ticketless. And by then my grandparents were no longer going with all of us boys. But those rides (and Disney itself) very much influenced my musical tastes later in life. I looked for Pirate songs and Tiki songs, songs from around the world and Dixieland Jazz (like they played in the Carnation gardens off Main Street). Granted the pirate songs were now much better and encompassed a wider variety of genres, but they still were Pirate songs. And I loved them. I dressed as a Pirate for Halloween; I threw Pirate Parties in College (even built a ship with cannons in my college living room) and I talked like a Pirate once a year on Talk Like a Pirate Day on September 19th. I even put-up pirate related skulls and lights every Halloween, even now.

So, suffice it to say, when I saw BB's Sea Shanty and Cool Breeze compilation, I had to find this on my hard drive and share it with you. Just remember to pull it out in September later this year and talk like a pirate. Arrr!

Enjoy these 47 Tracks.


Pt.1     Pt.2 


Track list

Part 1

01 Muppet Treasure Island - A Professional Pirate

02 The Backyardigans - A Pirate Says Arr

03 Stan Ridgway - Hanging Johnny

04 Muppet Treasure Island - Shiver My Timbers

05 The Arrogant Worms - The Last Saskatchewan Pirate

06 Relient K - The Pirates Who Don't Do Anything

07 Bill Donohue - Wooden Ships, Iron Men

08 Domenic Arnato & Pirate Chorus - A Pirate I Was Meant to Be

09 Kevin Brennan - Pirate, Arrrr

10 Bryan Ferry - The Cruel Ship's Captain

11 Beastie Boys - Rhymin & Stealin

12 The Ben Gunn Society - I Want To Be A Pirate

13 Disneyland - Yo Ho (A Pirate's Life For Me)

14 Bow Wow Wow - Sun, Sea and Piracy

15 Richard Marcus and Johnny Caruso - It's Great to Be a Pirate

16 Stefan Karl Stefansson & Julianna Rose Mauriello - You're A Pirate

17 The Mad Caddies - Weird Beard

18 Adam & The Ants - Jolly Roger

19 Echo & The Bunnymen - Seven Seas

20 DJ Bobo - Pirates Of Dance (Extended Version)

21 Toybox - The Sailor Song

22 DJ Tiesto - He's A Pirate (Tiesto Remix)

23 Buckethead - Pirate's Life For Me

24 The Backyardigans - What Do You Do With A Scurvy Pirate

25 Vandals - Pirate's Life

26 Ceann na Caca - Worst Pirate Song

27 Captain Bogg & Salty - Scurvy

28 Peter Pan - A Pirate's Life

29 Viking Jim - The Cardiff Rose

Part 2

30 Disneyland Chorus - New Orleans Square-Yo Ho (A Pirates Life For Me)

31 David Byrne - Pirates

32 Jolly Rogers - The Derelict (15 Men on A Dead Man's Chest)

33 The D'Oyly Carte Opera Company - Oh, Better Far To Live and Die (aka The Pirate King)

34 Nick Cave - Fire Down Below

35 Emerson, Lake & Palmer - Pirates

36 Lou Reed - Leave Her Johnny

37 Hans Zimmer - Jack Sparrow

38 Pirate Jenny - A Pirate's Life is Peaceful ('Til Someone Cuts You Up)

39 Yoko Shimomura - Captain Hook's Pirate Ship

40 George Harrison - The Pirate Song

41 Mark Almond - Pirate Jenny

42 A Halo Called Fred - Blymy The Pyrate

43 Rick Wakeman - The Pirate

44 Blues Image - Ride Captain Ride

45 Styx - Pieces Of Eight

46 Roger McGuinn - Jolly Roger

47 Go Betty Go - The Pirate Song



  1. Replies
    1. Hi Bob,
      Please try again.
      It worked for me. But I just refreshed them.

  2. Paul Thanks for the buried treasure.
    Hi BB

  3. My pleasure. Remember it's Talk Like A Pirate Day on September 19th