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Written by Yossy Tessone
Adapted from Young E. Allison's "Fifteen Men" , and Robert Lewis Stevenson's "Tresure Island"


Fifteen men on a dead man's chest
Yo ho ho and a bottle of rum
Drink and the devil had done for the rest
Yo ho ho and a bottle of rum.
The Mayor was fixed by the Minister's pike
The Senator brained with a marlinspike
And the Lobbyist's throat was marked belike
It had been gripped by fingers ten;
And there they lay, all the President's men
Like break o'day in a boozing ken
Yo ho ho and a bottle of rum.

Fifteen men of the whole ship's list
Yo ho ho and a bottle of rum!
Dead and be damned and the rest gone whist!
Yo ho ho and a bottle of rum!
The Reporter lay with his nob in gore
Where the Judge's axe his cheek had shore
And the Judge he was stabbed times four
And there they lay, with the CEO
Dripped down in up-staring eyes
In murk sunset and foul sunrise
Yo ho ho and a bottle of rum.

Fifteen men of 'em stiff and stark
Yo ho ho and a bottle of rum!
Ten of the crew had the murder mark!
Yo ho ho and a bottle of rum!
Twas a cutlass swipe or an ounce of lead
Or a yawing hole in a battered head
And the scuppers' glut with a rotting red
And there they lay, aye, damn my eyes
Looking up at paradise
All souls bound just contrawise
Yo ho ho and a bottle of rum.

Fifteen men of 'em good and true'
Yo ho ho and a bottle of rum!
Ev'ry man played a part in a war or two,
Yo ho ho and a bottle of rum!
There was chest on chest of Cash & Gold
With a ton of oil in the middle hold
And the cabins riot of stuff untold,
And they lay there that took the plum
With sightless glare and their lips struck dumb
While we shared all by the rule of thumb,
Yo ho ho and a bottle of rum!

Fifteen men on a dead man's chest
Yo ho ho and a bottle of rum
Drink and the devil had done for the rest
Yo ho ho and a bottle of rum.
We wrapped 'em all in a mains'l tight
With twice ten turns of a hawser's bight
And we heaved 'em over and out of sight,
With a Yo-Heave-Ho! and a fare-you-well
And a sudden plunge in the sullen swell
Ten fathoms deep on the road to hell,
Yo ho ho and a bottle of rum!

Song Length
3:31
Genres
Folk - Rock, Rock - Progressive Rock
Tempo / Feel
Medium Fast (131 - 150)


Lyric Credits Yossy Tessone
Music Credits Yossy Tessone
Producer Credits Yossy Tessone
Publisher Credits Yossy Tessone
Performance Credits Yossy, Natasha
Label Credits Yossy Tessone