LYRICS

RAMMING SPEED

When I was the size of a bottle of rum
I was sold to the devil by my evil ol' mum
Sold for the price of a barrel of gin
A handful of baccy and a silver pin

Captain Kidd for it was he
Raised me up and we're off to sea
Drummer on a galley of 64 blades
I was bound for the Spanish main

Took to the life most studiously
With the evil deeds of robbery
But my delight was to raise the beat
And get us up to ramming speed

Ramming speed ramming speed
Haul away boys it's ramming speed
Ramming speed ramming speed
Haul away boys to ramming speed
Ramming speed ramming speed
Take it up boys to ramming speed
Ramming speed ramming speed
Take it up boys to ramming speed

Promoted myself by way of the knife
Dog eat dog is a pirate's life
Spent my money and spilled my seed
I hauled away and rattled the sheets

Ramming speed ramming speed
Haul away boys to ramming speed
Ramming speed ramming speed
Take it up boys to ramming speed
Ramming speed ramming speed
Take it up boys to ramming speed

Well truth be told this life grew old
Excitement died and my heart grew cold
As it does
Then on a beach in Madagasky
An island girl happened to me
She was pretty and warm and real
I went overboard head and heels
I was saved by an island girl
Pretty and pure as a deep sea pearl
We made sweet sweet love
She even said that she'd be true
True to you, I'll wait for you

I was away for half a year
Raiding the coast and causing fear
And I returned full of pride
To find my girl full of child
Laughing with another buccaneer
In my anger my course was clear
I rose up full of pride and power
I took my pistol put a fiery flower
Behind her ear ~ oh! My dear!
Put my cutlass through her lover
And so she died beside her brother
And so it ends rather tragically
Well what d'you expect?