Sunday, September 17, 2017

Musical Sunday

Yesterday, in honor of International Talk Like a Pirate Day coming up on Tuesday, Cartoon Saturday featured cartoons about pirates. Today, we continue the pirate theme with one of my favorite songs from one of my favorite singers - Jimmy Buffett's "A Pirate Looks at 40." It's a great song that has one of my all-time favorite lines in it:

Yes, I am a pirate - two hundred years too late;
The cannons don't thunder, there's nothing to plunder, 
I'm an over-forty victim of fate
Arriving too late, arriving too late.

There's a pretty long introduction in this video, in which Jimmy Buffett talks about the story behind the song. I set the video to start at 2:35 (the beginning of the actual song); if you want to hear the whole history, go to YouTube and watch the whole thing. For now, take yourself to the bounding main and join all the other over-the-hill pirates ...

Aaaarrrr, mateys!

Have a good day, and enjoy the rest of your weekend. More thoughts tomorrow.



Rammer Jammer Yellow Hammer said...

Nice song - not as laid back as Margaritaville. I wish I was there now.

Atomic Dog said...

Jimmy Buffet is a master at that kind of song.

eViL pOp TaRt said...

I like his songs. This one, like 'Bama Breeze' is evocative of a mood.

allenwoodhaven said...

It's a great song, one of Buffett's best.

Thank you so much for the heads up on Talk Like A Pirate day! I've missed it too many times, finding out too late.