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Down Among the Dead Men

by Pirates of New Providence

Famous Folk - Sea Shanties - Pirate Songs - Traditional Folk - Drinking Songs
Genre: Folk: Drinking Songs
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  Song Share Time Download
1. Fire Maringo
2:04 $0.99
2. Dead Man's Chest
3:24 $0.99
3. Hills of Connemara
1:37 $0.99
4. Down Among the Dead Men
1:58 $0.99
5. Haul Away, Joe
1:36 $0.99
6. Rosen the Beau
2:56 $0.99
7. Sam's Gone Away
3:52 $0.99
8. Captain Kidd
3:25 $0.99
9. Nancy Whiskey
3:11 $0.99
10. One For the Morning Glory
1:56 $0.99
11. Parting Glass
4:44 $0.99
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Album Notes
It all began at The Drunken Mermaid Tavern, where any adventure worth having begins. Barracuda d‚Morte was sittin‚ at her usual table with a jug of punch in front of her. She had just returned to the island of New Providence, Bahamas, from a treasure-filled cruise around the Caribbean and was feelin‚ mighty pleased with herself. Sittin‚ at her table were her cousins, the battling d‚Morte sisters, Bella Donna and Sweet Oleander. She was trying not to listen to them argue when a long tall drink of water wandered into the tavern.

Roger (nicknamed The Red for his long curly red hair) Corcoran stepped through the door with a small bag of doubloons in one hand and a guitar in the other followed by his crew mates, Durty Lillie LaFey, Red Maria and Black Rory Harper carrying his lady, the Celtic harp. After a couple of tall ones, Roger began to play guitar and sing in his full baritone. Lillie began to blow a melodic harmonica. Rory put his arms around his lady and began to stroke the music from her strings. Barracuda liked what she heard and began to sing with them. Sweet Oleander, Bella Donna, and Red Maria added their unique harmonies.

Suddenly, Liberté Sparrow burst in from the room at the rear of the tavern with a bag of drums over her shoulder followed by a fellow carrying a stool and more drums. She started providing the beat for the ever increasing band. From behind the bar stepped the serving wench, Tootie Flootie with her penny whistle, fife and flute.

Finally, from the darkest corner of the room, removing the black, hooded cloak that had hidden her, Iron Bess, the renowned swordswoman, stood, stepped into the light and opened her mouth. Her Celtic soprano was almost as good as her sword work and we welcomed her sweet descant to our songs.

Thus the pirates of New Providence came together to become a band. Here endeth our story.

New Providence is the Bahaman island that was a famous pirate stronghold for Calico Jack Rackham, Anne Bonney, Mary Read, Blackbeard and other famous pirates. Our motto is: EST TOTUS DE EPULAE.

Barracuda d’Morte (Amy Weyand)
Dictator Director, Vocals. I’m not mean, you’re just a sissy

Bella Donna d’Morte (Deb Hicks)
Pirate Interpretive Language, Stage Manager, Chief Cook. Widowed by nine husbands who all died during their wedding supper.

Black Rory Harper (Russell Chan)
Celtic Harp, Ukulele, Penny Whistle, Vocals. There is only one Lady he cares to put his arms around.

Durty Lillie LaFey (Lillian Barnett)
Harmonica. Loves to lock men in a trunk and throw away the keys.

Iron Bess (Sam Miller)
Celtic Soprano, Lethal Swordswoman. Her father always said, “They’re gonna HANG that girl.”

Liberté Sparrow (Alison Alexander)
Percussion, Vocals. Beloved wife or stalker of Captain Jack Sparrow. Could be either.

Red Maria (Maria Blumberg)
Rain Stick, Vocals, Mastress of Ceremonies. Been there, done that. Bought the chemise, sold it for rum.

Roger “the Red” Corcoran (Brant Johnson)
Guitar, Vocals, Sex Symbol. He broke into song because he couldn't find the key.

Sweet Oleander d’Morte (Zita Doyle)
Vocals, half-sister to Bella Donna. Sweet, Petite, Deadly.
Tutti Flutti (Monique Herrera)
Flute, Penny Whistle. ‘Tis an ill wind that blows nobody any good.



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Down Among the Dea Men
I took this wonderful CD to the office and the first day we all played it twice, the next day we played it at work 4 times running! I can't get enough of this album. It has enormous energy, beautiful singing, and wit! These songs are 300 year old and based on British folk music, but the Pirates of New Providence have given them a punch and vigor which makes this CD seem like a whole new musical vibe! It's very fun to sing along with it and do a jig or two. All ages will LOVE this captivating and charming CD - great cover art too. WARNING - Down Among the Dead Men is addictive!


A CD worth owning and spending your swag for!
This particular CD came to me as a gift and I can honestly say I am very grateful for that. It’s fun, melodic, high spirited and has lots of Pub energy to spare. The songs are varied, sung with enthusiasm and a real lust for the subject. Their Celtic soprano is superb and the harpist, a true master of the art. I recommend Haul away Joe or The Parting Glass if you’re thinking of a small download. I’ve only come to enjoy Pirate music over that last few years but can say without hesitation that this is a worthwhile acquisition for any collector of the genre and my only question is when is the next CD forthcoming?

Mary Pribble

Lots of fun
This is too fun. The songs are just a good time and the group is harmonious. I loved all the songs.


A Jolly Good Time
This CD is a lot of fun! After listening to it a number of times I donated it to a DJ at a local College radio station, whom I knew would appreciate it, and promptly bought myself another copy.


Fun, Fun, Fun!!!
Once you listen to this album, you'll want to play it every day. People of all ages and all musical backgrounds will enjoy it.

Tom Behrens

mood-producing songs for a Celtic-pirate-ballad-loving audience
An unusual set of mostly rare tunes that one might hear at a Renaissance Fair, some somber, some rollicking, all well performed. The experience is not unlike visiting a British or American-Irish pub, definitely creates a mood. They all seem rather early Modern English, but sung by pirates (I can almost see the costumes). If you like folk ballads, Celtic music, drinking hall ditties, or pirate songs you should enjoy this eclectic collection.