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"Pirate Jenny" from The Threepenny Opera, lyrics by Bertolt Brecht, translated by Marc Blitzstein [Sep. 19th, 2006|09:24 pm]
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In honor of "Talk Like A Pirate Day," here are lyrics from the song "Pirate Jenny" from The Threepenny Opera. (Music by Kurt Weill, lyrics by Bertolt Brecht. This version was translated by Marc Blitzstein)

By noontime the dock
Is all swarmin' with men
Comin' off of that ghostly freighter.
They're movin' in the shadows
Where no one can see,
And they're chainin' up people
And bringin' them to me,
Askin' me,
"Kill them now, or later?"
Askin' me!
"Kill them now, or later?"

Noon by the clock
And so still on the dock
You can hear a foghorn miles away.
In that quiet of death
I'll say, "right now."

And they'll pile up the bodies
And I'll say,
"That'll learn ya!"

And the ship,
The black freighter,
Disappears out to sea,
And
On
It
Is
Me
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