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The Ballad of Long John Silverman - Lyrics

I'm here to tell you the trials of one great man
A man who fought for his dignity
Traveled 20 years from land to land
A man of honor, pride, and faith was he
His shipmates sported doo rags, eye patches, and the cliché
A yarmulke he wore upon his skull
A hero growing more and more heroic day to day
Around him, life could never become dull

His passion never died – no regrets and satisfied
Religious mates before him never seem to win
Puts up the biggest fight, eats his matzah on Sedar night
This song goes out to Captain Long John Silverman

He'd cut you up and eat your bloody carcass for dinner that night
Just as long as there's no milk with it
Baruch atah, young Long John never leaves without a fight
Then he chants a prayer through beer and spit
The most fearsome captain ever to ignite the Holy Seas
And this song we sing unto his bones
He fought off rebel Nazi pirates till he ‘came deceased
So let's sing the captain to his promised home

His passion never died – no regrets and satisfied
We stand before his grave, hold up your rum and gin
Puts up the biggest fight, especially on Friday night
This song goes out to Captain Long John Silverman

His passion never died – no regrets and satisfied
We stand before his grave, hold up your rum and gin
Puts up the biggest fight, I'll always miss his bite
His passion never died – no regrets and satisfied
We stand before his grave, hold up your rum and gin
Puts up the biggest fight, especially on Friday nights
This song goes out to Captain Long John Silverman

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