Pirates? Are we all descended from them?
Who's a pirate? Who's a hero? In 1674, Charles II of England knighted the successful Welsh buccaneer Henry Morgan, who had plundered Spanish ships & ports in the Carribean. Then Charles appointed him Lt Governor of Jamaica.
"Steal a little and they'll throw you in jail Steal a lot and they'll make you king" (Bob Dylan "Sweetheart Like You") Shakespeare is full of tales of king making. The romance of honoring thieves has a long deep history and the honor of romancing thieves is just as deep. Pirate is a gender neutral term so who knows which pirate might captivate you?
Listen to Pirate Bride by TagYerit
"The Pirate Bride" by R & F Newman
She was a pirate bride, but he never quite satisfied
She’s craving the wind on her face - to
be on the edge of that place
Wish I may wish I might- once the stars seemed
aligned just right
She chose the blood red velvet dress - single
silver key around her neck
Was it the wine or the clams - shakily he’s
trying to stand
Cause she’s craving ...
Like some “messing with destiny” night
- the stars just blinked from their sight
We got: The captain unconscious below A crew that
doesn’t even know
I’d like to tell ya the one who saved the ship was she, but that wouldn’t be the truth in its entirety.
Those guest captains aboard and his able crew somehow managed to pull them all through
When the captain came to - The skies were finally fair
He’s clad in naught but his underwear - she
sleeps so deep by his side
While "The Pirate Bride" is a fictional account of a wife who commandeers her husband's ship for one night, we found a historical novel, The Captain's Wife about Mary Patten, who in 1855 navigated her husband's clipper ship around Cape Horn to San Francisco while her husband was feverish and often incoherent. There was also a mutinous first mate that her husband had imprisoned for much of the trip. When she successfully piloted the ship to port with the help of the second mate, the press got hold of it and she became a national celebrity for a while, even drawing the attention of women suffragists of the time. The Captain's Wife was written by Douglas Kelley in 2001, and you can find many inexpensive copies online. With a few twists, do you think this story could become a movie version of our song ... ??
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