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Barrett's Privateers (Stan Rogers cover) Lyrics

Alestorm - Back Through Time
Band
Album

Back Through Time

(2011)
TypeAlbum (Studio full-length)
GenresFolk Metal, Power Metal
Album rating :  81.7 / 100
Votes :  9
10. Barrett's Privateers (Stan Rogers cover) (4:41)
Barrett's Privateers (Stan Rogers cover) Lyrics
Oh, the year was 1778, HOW I WISH I WAS IN SHERBROOKE NOW!
A letter of marque came from the king,
To the scummiest vessel I'd ever seen,

God damn them all!
I was told we'd cruise the seas for American gold
We'd fire no guns-shed no tears
Now I'm a broken man on a Halifax pier
The last of Barrett's Privateers.

Oh, Elcid Barrett cried the town, HOW I WISH I WAS IN SHERBROOKE NOW!
For twenty brave men all fishermen who
would make for him the Antelope's crew

God damn them all!
I was told we'd cruise the seas for American gold
We'd fire no guns-shed no tears
Now I'm a broken man on a Halifax pier
The last of Barrett's Privateers.

The Antelope sloop was a sickening sight,HOW I WISH I WAS IN SHERBROOKE NOW!
She'd a list to the port and her sails in rags
And the cook in scuppers with the staggers and the jags

God damn them all!
I was told we'd cruise the seas for American gold
We'd fire no guns-shed no tears
Now I'm a broken man on a Halifax pier
The last of Barrett's Privateers.

On the King's birthday we put to sea, HOW I WISH I WAS IN SHERBROOKE NOW!
We were 91 days to Montego Bay
Pumping like madmen all the way

God damn them all!
I was told we'd cruise the seas for American gold
We'd fire no guns-shed no tears
Now I'm a broken man on a Halifax pier
The last of Barrett's Privateers.

On the 96th day we sailed again, HOW I WISH I WAS IN SHERBROOKE NOW!
When a bloody great Yankee hove in sight
With our cracked four pounders we made to fight

God damn them all!
I was told we'd cruise the seas for American gold
We'd fire no guns-shed no tears
Now I'm a broken man on a Halifax pier
The last of Barrett's Privateers.

The Yankee lay low down with gold, HOW I WISH I WAS IN SHERBROOKE NOW!
She was broad and fat and loose in the stays
But to catch her took the Antelope two whole days

God damn them all!
I was told we'd cruise the seas for American gold
We'd fire no guns-shed no tears
Now I'm a broken man on a Halifax pier
The last of Barrett's Privateers.

Then at length we stood two cables away, HOW I WISH I WAS IN SHERBROOKE NOW!
Our cracked four pounders made an awful din
But with one fat ball the Yank stove us in

God damn them all!
I was told we'd cruise the seas for American gold
We'd fire no guns-shed no tears
Now I'm a broken man on a Halifax pier
The last of Barrett's Privateers.

The Antelope shook and pitched on her side, HOW I WISH I WAS IN SHERBROOKE NOW!
Barrett was smashed like a bowl of eggs
And the Maintruck carried off both me legs

God damn them all!
I was told we'd cruise the seas for American gold
We'd fire no guns-shed no tears
Now I'm a broken man on a Halifax pier
The last of Barrett's Privateers.

So here I lay in my 23rd year, HOW I WISH I WAS IN SHERBROOKE NOW!
It's been 6 years since we sailed away
And I just made Halifax yesterday

God damn them all!
I was told we'd cruise the seas for American gold
We'd fire no guns-shed no tears
Now I'm a broken man on a Halifax pier
The last of Barrett's Privateers.
Submitted by level 17 GloomingOldGuy (2013-10-19)
Alestorm - Back Through Time
Back Through Time - Album Credits
Members
  • Christopher Bowes : Vocals, Keyboards
  • Dani Evans : Guitars, Backing Vocals
  • Gareth Murdock : Bass, Backing Vocals
  • Peter Alcorn : Drums, Percussion
  •  
  • Guest/session musicians:
  • Derek Fobaire : Trombone
  • Florian Frambach : Trumpet
  • Tobias Hain : Trumpet
  • Maria Odvody : Violin
  • Chris Jones : Accordion
  • Gordon Krei : Programming, Orchestral arrangements
  • Lord Jaldaboath : Narration on "Back Through Time"
  • Hans-Jørgen Martinus Hansen : Tin whistle
  • Ken Sorceron : Vocals on "Death Throes of the Terrorsquid"
  • Heri Joensen : Guitar solo on "Barrett's Privateers"
  • Brendan Casey : Backing Vocals
  • Lasse Lammert : Guitar solo on "Scraping the Barrel", Vibraslap
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