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Pirates of the Caribbean Ride Theme Song Lyrics

Yo Ho (A Pirate's Life for Me)

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It's one of the most beloved theme park rides (which, of course, inspired an incredibly popular series of films) and features one of the most famous songs to ever grace a park attraction (second probably only to the "it's a small world" tune). The Pirates of the Caribbean song lyrics were penned by Xavier X. Atenico, a Disney Imagineer who also wrote the script for the original ride. You can read more about the history of the Pirates of the Caribbean as well as a review of the ride.

Lyrics by Xavier X. Atencio, and music by George Bruns

Yo ho, yo ho, a pirate's life for me.
We pillage, we plunder, we rifle, and loot,
Drink up, me 'earties, yo ho.
We kidnap and ravage and don't give a hoot,
Drink up me 'earties, yo ho.

Yo ho, yo ho, a pirate's life for me.
We extort, we pilfer, we filch, and sack,
Drink up, me 'earties, yo ho.
Maraud and embezzle, and even high-jack,
Drink up, me 'earties, yo ho.

Yo ho, yo ho, a pirate's life for me.
We kindle and char, inflame and ignite,
Drink up, me 'earties, yo ho.
We burn up the city, we're really a fright,
Drink up, me 'earties, yo ho.

We're rascals, scoundrels, villans, and knaves,
Drink up, me 'earties, yo ho.
We're devils and black sheep, really bad eggs,
Drink up, me 'earties, yo ho.

Yo ho, yo ho, a pirate's life for me.
We're beggars and blighters, ne'er-do-well cads,
Drink up, me 'earties, yo ho.
Aye, but we're loved by our mommies and dads,
Drink up, me 'earties, yo ho.

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