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#----------------------------------PLEASE NOTE---------------------------------# #This file is the author's own work and represents their interpretation of the # #song. You may only use this file for private study, scholarship, or research. # #------------------------------------------------------------------------------## Date: Fri, 29 Dec 1995 23:06:41 -0700 From: tcampbel@gpu.srv.ualberta.ca (Tim Campbell) Subject: CAPTAIN TRACTOR: "The Last Saskatchewan Pirate" This is the corrections to my file that I sent a while back. Thanks to Fazoo (fmcclure@gpu.srv.ualberta.ca) for sending it to me! >I'm not a Captain Tractor fan, but I know my Arrogant Worms. Here's the >lyrics as off of the Worms's first album (Hope they help): > > > > >VERSE 1: > C F G C >Well I used to be a farmer and I made a living fine > F C G >I had a little stretch of land along the CP line > C F G C >But the times went by and though I tried the money wasn't there > F C G C >And bankers came and took my land and told me fair is fair > Am D >I looked for every kind of job the answer always no, >Am G >"Hire you now" they'd always laugh, "we just let twenty go" > Am D >The government, they promised me a measly little sum > Am G >But I've got too much pride to end up just another bum > >BRIDGE: > F C > Then I thought "who gives a damn if all the jobs are gone, > D G > I'm gonna be a pirate on the River Saskatchewan..." (Arrrrrgh!) > >CHORUS: > C C F G C >'cause it's a Heave! Ho! High! Ho! Coming down the plains >F C G >Stealing wheat and barley and all the other grains > C C F G C >And it's a Ho! Hey! High! Hey! Farmers bar your doors > F C G C >When you see the Jolly Rancher on Regina's mighty shores > > >VERSE 2: >Well you'd think the local farmers would know that I'm at large >But just the other day I found an unprotected barge >I snuck up right behind them and they were none the wiser >I rammed the ship and sank it, and I stole their fertilizer >A bridge outside of Moose Jaw spans the mighty river >Farmers cross in so much fear their stomachs are a quiver >'Cause they know that Tractor Jack is hiding in the bay >I'll jump the bridge and knock 'em cold and sail off with the hay > >CHORUS > >VERSE 3: >Well Mounty Bob, he chased me, he was always at my throat >He'd follow on the shore line but he didn't own a boat >But cutbacks were a comin' so the Mountie lost his job >So now he's sailin' with me and we call him "Salty Bob" >A swinging sword a scum 'n bones and pleasant company >I never pay my income tax, and screw the GST -- "Screw It!" >Prince Albert down to Saskatoon, the terror of the sea, >If you want to reach the Co-Op boy, you gotta get by me > >CHORUS > >VERSE 4: >Well pirate life's appealing, but you don't just find me here >I've heard that in Alberta there's a band of buckeneers >They roam the Athabasca, from Smith to Fort McKay >And you're gonna loose your Stetson and if you have to pass their way >Well winter is a comin' and the chill is in the breeze >My pirate days are over once the river starts to freeze >I'll be back in springtime, but now I have to go >I hear there's lots of plundering down in New Mexico > >CHORUS X3 > >Also in the middle they do a cool play on words: >Arrrrrgh...Matey! Get it? Metis? >Hey thats Rielly funny, you know, like Louis Riel? > > > > > > > > > > > > > > > -- Timothy J. Campbell 3rd year Civil Engineering Student University of Alberta Internet: tcampbel@gpu.srv.ualberta.ca Edmonton, Alberta WWW: http://www.ualberta.ca/~tcampbel/homepage.html


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