Eight Pirate Songs for Halloween

These eight songs about pirates and sailors should be featured among the Halloween music for your pirate themed costume party.

1. Keelhauled – Alestorm

“Keelhaul, that filthy landlubber,
send him down to the depths below
Make that bastard walk the plank
with a bottle of rum and the Yo-Ho-Ho”

2. Salty Dog – Flogging Molly

“Cortez came and so did you,
From the ashes a charred and blue,
Smelling like a Salty Dog,
Back from hell where you belong”

3. The Mariner’s Revenge – The Decemberists

“We are two mariners
Our ship’s sole survivors
In this belly of a whale”

4. Rum is for Drinking, Not for Burning – Senses Fail

“Sail with me into the setting sun
The battle has been won, but war has just begun”

5. Yo Ho (A Pirate’s Life for Me)

“We extort, we pilfer, we filch and sack.
Drink up me ‘earties, Yo Ho!
Maraud and embezzle and even hijack.
Drink up me ‘earties, Yo Ho!

Yo Ho, Yo Ho! A pirate’s life for me.”

6. 15 Men on a Dead Man’s Chest

“Fifteen men on a dead man’s chest
Yo ho ho and a bottle of rum”

7. Oh, Better Far to Live and Die (aka The Pirate King) – From Pirates of Penzance

“For I am a Pirate King!
And it is, it is a glorious thing
To be a Pirate King!”

8. Shiver My Timbers – Muppets

Check out the rest of my Halloween music for more suggestions to add to your party playlist.

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