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The Last Saskatchewan Pirate ukulele

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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):
>       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
>        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!)
>                   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
>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
>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
>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
>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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