Lop it Off

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Here's a song about losin' a leg.

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I caught a splinter in me heel and by morning it were red
By noon the gangrene had set in, and by nightfall it were dead
Not feeling nothin’ in me leg from me heel up to me knee
I knew the outcome were no good, for me limb were south o’ cheese

Ain’t no use, ain’t no chance to save me way of life
Come six bells and at first light I’ll go under the knife
One less foot, one less leg, what more can I do
T’ save me way of life, would ye like t’ buy a shoe?

They’ll fill me full o’ rot-gut rum and stretch me dead leg out
While two strong swabs do hold me down and put a wood bit in me mouth
The sawbones he will start his work, and the metal and bone will grind
Through the rackin’ pain me gold reward will be the one thing on me mind

‘Tis Morgan’s code to compensate for life and loss o’ limb
Six hundred pieces for me leg all sawt off nice and trim
Hey sawbones get your cuttin’ done so I can get me pay
And take me newly gotten gold and piss it all away

LOP IT OFF! LOP IT OFF!
LOP IT OFF! LOP IT OFF!
LOP IT OFF! LOP IT OFF!
LOP IT OFF! …Yeah Lop It Off

LOP IT OFF! LOP IT OFF!
LOP IT OFF! LOP IT OFF!
LOP IT OFF! LOP IT OFF!
LOP IT OFF! …Yeah Lop It Off

I got me peg leg, I’m whole again
Back on the ocean, standin’ with the other men
I got me peg leg, I’m ready for a fight
I lost me left leg, but I came through it all right

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from Sail Hatin', released March 11, 2017

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The Bloody Seamen Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania

The Bloody Seamen are Pittsburgh's premier Pirate-Rock band. They draw from punk, metal, celtic, traditional, and rock n' roll musical styles PLUS the golden age of piracy, and their music can be matched only by their stage shows which have been known to include bagpipes, pistols, swordplay, fisticuffs, fire-breathing, rum-swilling and all sorts of high-seas skullduggery. PREPARE TO BE BOARDED!! ... more

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