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Madam Mcbess  (sea shanty)

She stood upon the quarer deck
Her tresses to her shoulder, black
Her eyes like cannonballs so dark
Capitain McBess said and "now to work"
And sail the morn on fortunes arm
 The privateer had worked her charm

Chorus
Her crew they were a scurvy bunch
Her whip hand holds the fear of death
For the gold doubloon and the ingots weight
They will follow her to the ends of earth
For the bounty is the Pirates mate
For the bounty is the Pirates mate
 
Verse2
We rape and pillage curse and swear
But always address Mcbess and SIR
Our P's and Q's a drunken slur
But her steely gaze we'll not return
She'd keel haul each defiant cur

repeat chorus

Verse 3
She had the ear of wind and storm
A lions heart as black as coal
A skull and cross bones tattooed upon her soul
Affeered by sailors one and all
As that tigress in a tricorn hat patrolled

repeat chorus

Verse 4
The legends say she died at sea
Defending her virginity
But some say she married well
A lady to a duke or lord so swell
The tides of life and fair winds, carried Mcbess
Best prize to wear a duchesses dress
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Author's Note
Sea shanty
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