"The Pirate Song" is a deleted song from the film, Peter Pan written by Frank Churchill and Ray Kelly, intended to be sung by Captain Hook and his crew to convince Wendy, John, Michael, and the Lost Boys to become pirates, or else walk the plank. It was later replaced by "The Elegant Captain Hook". Echoes of it can be found in the later song Welcome to the Forty Thieves (also intended to get the protagonists to join a group of thieving evildoers), such as the "brush your teeth" line.

Song Lyrics

Version 1

If you're thinkin' of the future and you'd like a life of ease

If you like to make a fortune 'fore you're through

If you ever had a haggerin' to sail the seven seas

Then a pirate's life is just the life for you

Yo-ho-ho and a bucket full of rum

If you like to make a fortune 'fore you're through

If you like a life of pleasure, mix in treasure for good measure

Then a pirate's life is just the life for you

Now a cutlass and a blunderbuss

A dagger and a dirk

Is all you need to join the buccaneers

And you never have to worry and you never have to work

And you never have to wash behind your ears

If you choose to be a pirate, it's a choice you'll not regret

You can stay up every night 'til after ten

There'll be no one here to make you wear your rubbers when it's wet

And you'll never have to brush your teeth again!

Yo-ho-ho, buccaneering you must go

So you might as well make up your minds to sign

If you'd like a life of plunder, if you care for blood and thunder

Simply step up and sign up dotted line!

Version 2

Yo-ho-ho, let the blinkin' liquor flow

For there's rum enuff to fill the seven seas

And it's always dirty weather when good pirates get together

with the skull and bones a'flappin in the breeze


Oh we love to knife our prisoners or fill em up with lead

Then make them walk the plank when we are done

But before we're really thru with them it seems they're always dead

Isn't it a shame they have to spoil our fun


Peter Pan deleted pirate song

Peter Pan deleted pirate song


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