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The Last Saskatchewan Pirate

Original Author: The Arrogant Worms

The Last Saskatchewan Pirate, by the Arrogant Worms I used to be a farmer, and I made a living fine, I had a little stretch of land along the city line. But time went by and though I tried, the money wasn’t there And bankers came and took my land and told me “fair is fair.” I looked for every kind of job, the answer always “no.” “Hire you now?” they’d always laugh. “We just let twenty go!” The government, they promised me a measly little sum But I’ve got too much pride to end up just another bum. Then I thought, who gives a damn if all the jobs are gone? I’m gonna be a PIRATE on the river Saskatchewan! ’Cause it’s a heave-ho, hi-ho, comin’ down the plains Stealin’ wheat and barley and all the other grains It’s a ho-hey, hi-hey, farmers bar yer doors When ya see the Jolly Roger on Regina’s mighty shores Well, you’d think the local farmers would know that I’m at large But just the other day I found an unprotected barge I snuck up right behind them and they were none the wiser, I rammed their ship and sank it and I stole their fertilizer! A bridge outside of Moose Jaw spans a mighty river Farmers cross in so much fear their stomachs are a’quiver ’Cause they know that TRACTOR JACK is hiding in the bay I’ll jump the bridge and knock them cold and sail off with their hay! ’Cause it’s a heave-ho, hi-ho, comin’ down the plains Stealin’ wheat and barley and all the other grains It’s a ho-hey, hi-hey, farmers bar yer doors When ya see the Jolly Roger on Regina’s mighty shores Well, Mountie Bob he chased me, he was always at my throat He’d follow on the shoreline ’cause he didn’t own a boat But cutbacks were a’coming and the Mountie lost his job And now he’s sailing with us, and we call him Salty Bob! A swingin’ sword, a skull and bones and pleasant company I never pay my income tax and screw the GST Prince Albert down to Saskatoon, the terror of the seas If you wanna reach the co-op, boy, you gotta get by me! ’Cause it’s a heave-ho, hi-ho, comin’ down the plains Stealin’ wheat and barley and all the other grains It’s a ho-hey, hi-hey, farmers bar yer doors When ya see the Jolly Roger on Regina’s mighty shores (*spoken* Arrrr! Ya salty dog!) (*spoken* Arrrr! Ya salty gopher!) (*spoken* Arr... ya... salty bale of hay!) Well, pirate life’s appealing but you just don’t find it here, I’ve heard that in Alberta there’s a band of buccaneers They roam the Athabasca from Smith to Fort McKay And you’re gonna lose your stetson if you have to pass their way! Well, winter is a’comin’ and a chill is in the breeze My pirate days are over once the river starts to freeze I’ll be back in springtime but now I have to go I hear there’s lots of plundering down in New Mexico! ’Cause it’s a heave-ho, hi-ho, comin’ down the plains Stealin’ wheat and barley and all the other grains It’s a ho-hey, hi-hey, farmers bar yer doors When ya see the Jolly Roger on Regina’s mighty shores ’Cause it’s a heave-ho, hi-ho, comin’ down the plains Stealin’ wheat and barley and all the other grains It’s a ho-hey, hi-hey, farmers bar yer doors When ya see the Jolly Roger on Regina’s mighty shores When ya see the Jolly Roger on Regina’s mighty shores!

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Any farmers who can relate?! ;)

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