Horrible Histories – Blackbeard’s Song lyrics

[Outro]
Smoted him dead
Chopped off his head
Displayed it on the mast for good measure, oh! [Verse 7]
Once I had a thing
For a captive’s lovely ring
That shone like a jewel in the nighty, oh! [Verse 1]
When I was a nipper
I boarded a clipper
Sailed the seas as a goods importer, oh! [Verse 4]
Best known for
Blood and guts and gore
And a vicious reign of murdering and slaughter, oh! Smoted me dead
Then cut off my head
And displayed it on my mast for good measure, oh! ‘
And chopped off his hand and said ‘Rightio! [Verse 3]
Was a jolly chap
With a jaunty cap
Always gave my crew good quarter, oh! And when my debt’s grew
Killed half of my crew
To increase my share of the treasure, oh! [Verse 6]
What my enemies feared
Was my thick, black beard
Which I always enjoyed
Setting light to, oh! [Verse 5]
Left my home in Bristol
With a sword and pistol
Bid a fond farewell
To old Blighty, oh! But I’m best known for
Blood and guts and gore
And a vicious reign of murdering and slaughter, oh! ‘

[Hook]
Man said no
He said ‘Oh! [Verse 12]
Was doing well then
Seemed to run out of men
My captives boarded at their leisure, oh! ‘

[Verse 8]
Oh, I love to sail the ocean
With my flag that inspired emotion
With it’s smiling pile of skull and bones
Smashing hearts with a violent stabbing motion

[Verse 9]
And I love to escape detection
And to win my crew’s affection
Which was nothing to do with the twelve guns he wore
On his belt that were for protection

[Verse 10]
I was awfully nice
But I had the odd vice
Which occasionally caused a commotion
The thing that I’d do
Was shoot members of my crew
If they didn’t show enough devotion

[Bridge]
The thing he’d do
Was shoot members of the crew
If they didn’t show enough devotion

[Verse 11]
Once when very irate
I shot my first mate, Israel Hans
For a bit of pleasure, oh! [Verse 2]
Edward Teach is my name
But I earned my fame
As Blackbeard the pirate of the water, oh! ‘
Chopped off his hand and said ‘Rightio! When the man said no
I just said ‘Oh!