Friday, December 2, 2011

A Gilbert & Sullivan Anthem for Occupy Wall Street

(...from The Pirates of Penzance.)



Pirate King
Oh, better far to live and die
Under the brave black flag I fly,
Than play a sanctimonious part,
With a pirate head and a pirate heart.
Away to the cheating world go you,
Where pirates all are well-to-do;
But I’ll be true to the song I sing,
And live and die a Pirate King.
For I am a Pirate King!
And it is, it is a glorious thing
To be a Pirate King!
For I am a Pirate King!

Chorus
You are!
Hurrah for our Pirate King!

Pirate King
And it is, it is a glorious thing
To be a Pirate King.

Chorus
It is!
Hurrah for our Pirate King!

King & Chorus
Hurrah for the/our Pirate King!

Pirate King
When I sally forth to seek my prey
I help myself in a royal way.
I sink a few more ships, it’s true,
Than a well-bred monarch ought to do;
But many a king on a first-class throne,
If he wants to call his crown his own,
Must manage somehow to get through
More dirty work than ever I do,
For I am a Pirate King!
And it is, it is a glorious thing
To be a Pirate King!
For I am a Pirate King!

Chorus
You are!
Hurrah for the Pirate King!

Pirate King
And it is, it is a glorious thing
To be a Pirate King.

Chorus
It is!
Hurrah for our Pirate King!

King & Chorus
Hurrah for the/our Pirate King!

[Lyrics source:  Lyricszoo.]