Space Shanties

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Space Shanties

Postby malcontent333 » 17 January 2017, 20:19

"Barrett's Privateers" 40k edition
(originally by Stan Rogers)

Oh, the year was millennium 41,
HOW I WISH I WAS IN PORT MAW NOW!
A letter of marque came from the throne,
To the scummiest vessel I'd ever known,

Gods damn them all!
I was told we'd sail the stars for alien gold
We'd fire no guns-shed no tears
Now I'm a broken man on Halifax Pier
The last of Barrett's Privateers.

Oh, Elcid Barrett cried the town,
HOW I WISH I WAS IN PORT MAW NOW!
For two thousand men all merchanters who
would make for him the Antelope's crew

Gods damn them all!
I was told we'd sail the stars for alien gold
We'd fire no guns-shed no tears
Now I'm a broken man on Halifax Pier
The last of Barrett's Privateers

The Antelope sloop was a sickening sight,
HOW I WISH I WAS IN PORT MAW NOW!
She'd a list to the port and her drive core sags
And the cook in scuppers with the staggers and the jags

Gods damn them all!
I was told we'd sail the stars for alien gold
We'd fire no guns-shed no tears
Now I'm a broken man on Halifax Pier
The last of Barrett's Privateers

On Candlemass day we sailed away,
HOW I WISH I WAS IN PORT MAW NOW!
We were 91 days to Agrellan Bay
Praying like madmen all the way

Gods damn them all!
I was told we'd sail the stars for alien gold
We'd fire no guns-shed no tears
Now I'm a broken man on Halifax Pier
The last of Barrett's Privateers

On the 96th day we sailed again,
HOW I WISH I WAS IN PORT MAW NOW!
When a bloody great xenos hove in sight
With our light macros we made to fight

Gods damn them all!
I was told we'd sail the stars for alien gold
We'd fire no guns-shed no tears
Now I'm a broken man on Halifax Pier
The last of Barrett's Privateers

The T'au was sluggish weighed down with gold,
HOW I WISH I WAS IN PORT MAW NOW!
She was broad and fat and loose in the stays
But to catch her in the warp took two whole days

Gods damn them all!
I was told we'd sail the stars for alien gold
We'd fire no guns-shed no tears
Now I'm a broken man on Halifax Pier
The last of Barrett's Privateers

Then at length we stood two klicks away,
HOW I WISH I WAS IN PORT MAW NOW!
Our light macros made an awful din
But with one lance strike the T'au stove us in

Gods damn them all!
I was told we'd sail the stars for alien gold
We'd fire no guns-shed no tears
Now I'm a broken man on Halifax Pier
The last of Barrett's Privateers

The Antelope shook and pitched on her side,
HOW I WISH I WAS IN PORT MAW NOW!
Barrett was smashed like a bowl of eggs
And the blast door carried off both me legs

Gods damn them all!
I was told we'd sail the stars for alien gold
We'd fire no guns-shed no tears
Now I'm a broken man on Halifax Pier
The last of Barrett's Privateers

So here I lay in my 23rd year,
HOW I WISH I WAS IN PORT MAW NOW!
It's been 6 years since we sailed away
And I just made Halifax yesterday

Gods damn them all!
I was told we'd sail the stars for alien gold
We'd fire no guns-shed no tears
Now I'm a broken man on Halifax Pier
The last of Barrett's Privateers



Anyone else got something fun?
Orkz is never beatin in battle. If we win we win, if we die we die fightin so it don't count. If we legz it we don't die neither, so we can come back for annuver go, see!

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Re: Space Shanties

Postby Ashardalon » 17 January 2017, 21:20

pretty sure singing gods will get you executed
there is only the god-emperor of mankind

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Re: Space Shanties

Postby malcontent333 » 18 January 2017, 04:43

Ashardalon wrote:pretty sure singing gods will get you executed
there is only the god-emperor of mankind


Agreed, but I made it "gods" because, in my head, the subject converted because of the ordeals the imperium put them through
Orkz is never beatin in battle. If we win we win, if we die we die fightin so it don't count. If we legz it we don't die neither, so we can come back for annuver go, see!


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