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Poetry Friday: There Once Was a Pirate by Steven Sater and Duncan Sheik

June 22nd, 2007 (05:28 am)
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Current Mood: creative
Current Song: There Once Was a Pirate from Spring Awakening

There once was a pirate
Who put out to sea
His mates all around him
No maiden on his knee
Oh, sail for a little
A little little litte
Oh, sail for a little
'Til she finds him

There once was a maiden
Who wandered the mead
To gather blue violets
Her mama would need
A wail through the willows
All hollow through the willows
She'll wail through the willows
'Til she finds him

The sea was so violent
The crew went below
They begged him to join them
But he would not go
Oh, sail a little little
For just a little little
Oh, sail for a little
'Til she finds him

Her heart was so laden
She fell by a tree
Sang of some pirate
Who haunted the sea
A wail through the willows
All hollow through the willows
She'll wail through the willows
'Til she finds him

-- There Once Was a Pirate lyrics by Steven Sater, music by Duncan Sheik

Note: This song was featured in the off-Broadway production of Spring Awakening, but was then replaced with the song The Guilty Ones when the musical moved to Broadway.

Yar! If you like pirates, you ought to take part in the Pirate Reading Challenge at Lectitans.

Comments

Posted by: Kimberly (lectitans)
Posted at: June 22nd, 2007 12:31 pm (UTC)

This is my favorite song from the show, which I'm sure comes as no surprise.

Posted by: Little Willow (slayground)
Posted at: June 22nd, 2007 12:35 pm (UTC)

I thought so. :) It may be mine as well. I love the sound of I Believe on its own - meaning separate from the scene. The YouTube video of Pirate is gone now.

Posted by: ((Anonymous))
Posted at: March 15th, 2010 08:29 pm (UTC)
dont understand

can someone please explain the meaning behind this beautiful song?

Posted by: Little Willow (slayground)
Posted at: March 16th, 2010 02:04 am (UTC)
Re: dont understand

It could be interpreted many different ways, of course, but I see it as a story, and it was sung by Melchior and Wendla in turn to represent their plights - by this point, they've fallen in love with each other, but know that it cannot be.

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