ARRRRRRRRRRR! Shiver me timbers!
Yes indeed! This is an oldie but goodie! A swashbuckling public domain counting song of unknown origin, arranged and rearranged by Johnny Only, just for you!
A bottle of Fun! This song was written back in the days when even the kids drank rum because the water was so bad it would make you sick.
Zoikes! Politically correct kids’ singers don’t croon about alcohol anymore, so I changed the words from a “bottle of rum” to a “bottle of fun.”
From there, I added some pirate phrases, splashing water and pirates shouting so it would feel like we were really on a ship.
Sparks Fly on this Smokin’ Guitar Solo! …You gotta be careful with guitar solos on kids songs. They don’t get as excited about them as grown-ups do, but I think you will agree that this song was just begging for one!
Afterall, if pirates had rock bands, can you imagine the guitar solos they would play?
Fast forward to the last verse for your kids in 2015… Who doesn’t want to try a rocketship? Especially, after you find out you might be ‘shark bait’ if you stay on the water.
Thusly, Our song ends in the air instead of the sea, but once a pirate- always a pirate!
“And That’s the Life for Me!” AARRRRRRRRRRR!!!