Ahoy, Mateys! Today we will be having tea with the likes of Long John Silver and his merry band of pirates. The "boys" are going to help us find treasure and gold - all 42,000 of us!
Here is a link to the Muppets Treasure Island pirate song and the words to the song follow the link.
Muppet Treasure Island - Professional Pirate Fandub (Tim Curry Dub #2) - YouTube
Long John: When I was just a lad looking for my true vocation
A Professional Pirate
My father said "Now son, this choice deserves deliberation
Though you could be a doctor or perhaps a financier
My boy why not consider a more challenging career"
Pirates: Hey ho ho
You'll cruise to foreign shores
And you'll keep your mind and body sound
By working out of doors
Long John: True friendship and adventure are what we can't live without
All: And when you're a professional pirate
Bad Polly: That's what the job's about
Long John: "Upstage, lads, this is my ONLY number!"
Now take Sir Francis Drake, the Spanish all despise him
But to the British he's a hero and they idolize him
It's how you look at buccaneers that makes them bad or good
And I see us as members of a noble brotherhood
Pirates: Hey ho ho
We're honorable men
And before we lose our tempers we will always count to ten
Long John: On occasion there may be someone you have to execute
All: But when your a professional pirate
Morgan: You don't have to wear a suit..... what?
Mad Monty: I could have been a surgeon
I like taking things apart
Bad Polly: I could have been a lawyer
But I just had too much heart
Morgan: I could have been in politics
Cause I've always been a big spender
Pirate: And me...I could have been a contender
Long John: Some say that pirates steal and should be feared and hated
I say we're victims of bad press it's all exaggerated
We'd never stab you in the back, we'd never lie or cheat
We're just about the nicest guys you'd ever want to meet
Long John's speech...
All: Hey ho ho
It's one for all for one
And we'll share and share alike with you and love you like a son
We're gentlemen of fotune and that's what we're proud to be
And when your a professional pirate
Long John: You'll be honest brave and free
The soul of decency
You'll be loyal and fair and on the square
And most importantly
All: When you're a professional pirate
You're always in the best of company
Bring pirates and boats and ocean stuff. I think there must be a dog muppet among all those pirates - extra cookies if you bring a dog wearing a pirate hat! (If you have a chance to go to James' Caring Bridge page you will see that dogs make him smile.) But if you bring skulls and crossbones you'll have to walk the plank!
This week our destination is Champaign, IL. If you would like a destination for your card, how about sending it to James. James was brought to our attention by fellow Teapotter Grace (Katlady2).
James is the son of Grace's daughter's long-time friend.
For much more information about James as well as a link to his Caring Bridge page and the address to mail you card to, please visit Post #309
in the Teapot Tuesday Destination Station thread. Please remember that just because you participate in a Teapot Tuesday challenge that is combined with a card drive request, it does not mean that you are REQUIRED to send your cards. It is totally 100% voluntary!
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