Tuesday, September 18, 2012

Talk, Sing and Play Like a Pirate

September 19 is Talk Like a Pirate Day. You could just toss "Arrrr, me mateys!" and "Walk the plank!" into your conversation, but why not make it a musical celebration? Need some suggestions?

The obvious starting point is Gilbert & Sullivan's Pirates of Penzance. We have:
We have scores to pirate-themed movies that were not musicals, such as:
We have songs about pirates. You can search "pirate" as part of song title, but here is just a sampling:
  • "Pirate Jenny" by Nina Simone, on To Be Free: The Nina Simone Story (CD 32795-32797)
  • Pirates by Rickie Lee Jones (CD 2935)
  • Songs of the Sea, Rivers, Lakes & Canals compiled by Jerry Silverman (MP1977 .S2 S69 1992) which includes songs such as "What Shall We Do with the Drunken Sailor"
Finally, if your version of talking like a pirate is not "Yo, ho, ho and bottle of rum," but "Let's violate copyright law by illegally downloading music files," we have Music Piracy and Crime Theory by Sameer Hinduja (electronic book).

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