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Space Shanties

Posted: 17 January 2017, 20:19
by malcontent333
"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?

Re: Space Shanties

Posted: 17 January 2017, 21:20
by Ashardalon
pretty sure singing gods will get you executed
there is only the god-emperor of mankind

Re: Space Shanties

Posted: 18 January 2017, 04:43
by malcontent333
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