[Hand-painted miniature of
© Anne O'Leary, 2012]
Avast, ye swabs, aye, 'tis me,
Her Royal Highness the Cat,
Pirate Queen and Scourge of the Seven Seas!
A mighty sea shanty called "The Wellerman"
has been taking teh interwebs by storm for the past month.
This phenomenon started with a video of one guy singing
a cappella. His video was then modified by other video fans
who later added bass lines, harmonies, and fiddle music!
And I got in on the act too!
I love this shanty so much, me hearties, that I actually had a bath,
cleaned myself up, and joined in right at the end of this video!
Now, if I were a pedantic bore like my tiresome human,
I'd explain the meaning of all these odd lyrics,
but lucky for you I'm not.
However, if you do want to know more, go watch
the first two-and-a-half minutes of
this video right here for an explanation.
Alas, my landlubber human has completely
gone off the deep end over this song and has
obtained the sheet music so she can learn to play it.
An intervention is necessary and