Robert Palomo - New Old Sea Songs

Johnny Watters - Audio, Video, Lyrics

PIRATE: any plunderer, predator, etc.

Johnny Watters is a tribute to the worlds children create in their imaginations - worlds where there are no limits or boundaries - and to the adult creator of one of the best-loved ones in modern times: the incomparable Bill Watterson. I borrow part of his family name for my young pirate hero, to whom Hobbes just might just decide to reveal his true self, and who might be pals with Calvin, were that young worthy not such a solitary animal.

To revive your inner child's imagination, I've included sounds of wind and waves, storms, spooky owl hoots, and a classic evil pirate laugh. Oh, yes... and a few good cannon shots. What was good enough for Tchaikovsky in his 1812 Overture is good enough for my little pirate song!

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Lyrics

Song art image - Hoist the Jolly Roger

Oh there once was a lad
By the name o’ Johnny Watters
And he were a pirate bold
All the merchantmen feared
The pirate Johnny Watters
Though he was just 6 years old
A mighty big ship had young Johnny Watters
And she carried many a gun
By the crew of that ship
And the pirate Johnny Watters
Many dastardly deeds were done

CHORUS 1:
Sing Ho! for the dreaded pirate
Johnny Watters
Sing Ho! for the pirate bold
Sing Ho! for the legend of the dread Johnny Watters
A pirate just 6 years old

He plundered and pillaged,
Did young Johnny Watters
Sent men-o-war to Davy Jones
No prisoners took the pirate Johnny Watters
He were deaf to their howls and moans
There never was a storm that fazed Johnny Watters
Nor fog nor the darkest night
He wasn't afeard of naught, Johnny Watters
And he dearly loved a good fight

[REPEAT CHORUS 1]

One day while a-sailing his ship
Johnny Watters met a foe he could not defeat
That foe got the better of the pirate Johnny Watters
With demands he was forced to meet
Shall I tell-ee who bested the pirate Johnny Watters?
It were none other than his Mum!
Get yer carcass out o’ that tub, Johnny Watters
For your bedtime it has come!

CHORUS 2:
Sing Ho! for the dreaded pirate Johnny Watters
Sing Ho! for the pirate's mum
Sing Ho! for the close of a jolly sea voyage
And our bed when the day is done

Sing Ho! for the close of a jolly sea voyage
And our bed when the day is done

Written, performed and produced by Robert Palomo. Copyright © 2020 - All rights reserved.

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