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The Osprey
(Craig Lutke/Rich Eberlen)

(Father)
I was a sailor for nearly all of my life
I embraced the ocean and all of its strife
I retired to shore, forsaking that wife
After feeling too long the edge of her knife

My son was born on an August night
By the age of nine, I'd taught him to fight
To stand up to things he'd see were not right
And hold off the darkness with all of his might

(Pre-chorus)
And I told him not to go to sea
But he always followed after me
He was old enough for to decide
Though I fought him on it I was filled with pride


(Chorus)
The Osprey was the ship that carried what I think of most
Her fifteen spars of sailing yards held cloth white as a ghost
She's not the fastest on the waves, but gentlemen, she's close
And my pride and joy is that boy fighting with her host


(Pirate)
From my earliest days I knew what I would be
I'd earn my life sailing on the open sea
But the merchant ships were laden with cruelty
The liberty of piracy would soon call to me

My first taste of freedom came at a fair cost
I signed the articles of old Captain Frost
And searched all along the coasts for ships to accost
Under the grinning skull and the bones that were crossed

(Pre-chorus)
And I lived my life upon the open sea
There's ne'er been a man as lucky as me
I'll spread my fame from Boston and back
They'll all fear the name of Hanging Jack


(Chorus)
The Osprey was the ship that carried what I think of most
Her fifteen spars of sailing yards held cloth white as a ghost
She's not the fastest on the waves, but gentlemen, she's close
We'll crack her hold, and take her gold, and slaughter all her host


(Father)
I'd lived the life of peace that I asked for
When a quiet knock came at my door
From a weary man with grave news he bore
Of my boy's death while far offshore

The Osprey had spied a ship under attack
By the pirate they called Hanging Jack
They tacked to burn his flag so black
But of her crew, none did come back

(Pre-chorus)
And I told him not to go to sea
But he always followed after me
He was old enough for to decide
Though I fought him on it I was filled with pride


(Chorus)
The Osprey was the ship that carried what I think of most
Her fifteen spars of sailing yards held cloth white as a ghost
She's not the fastest on the waves, but gentlemen, she's close
And my pride and joy is the boy who fought with her host


(Pirate)
A slim line ship that danced the waves
As she ran from us brazen knaves
We sailed through our cannons' smoky haze
And laughed as her cabin set ablaze

But through the smoke came the Osprey
She turned to fight with nary a plea
Outnumbered were they five to three
But no man there would bend his knee

(Pre-chorus)
And I lived my life upon the open sea
There's ne'er been a man as lucky as me
I'll spread my fame from Boston and back
They'll all fear the name of Hanging Jack


(Chorus)
The Osprey was the ship that carried what I think of most
Her fifteen spars of sailing yards held cloth white as a ghost
She's not the fastest on the waves, but gentlemen, she's close
Her cargo is now ours, and of it we will boast


(Father)
I went back before the mast to sea
Seeking that pirates death with glee
When we heard of another robbing spree
From that killer who sailed the Osprey

We were set upon by Hanging Jack
Any many died when his guns did crack
He stood at the wheel of his deck so black
But this is the last ship he'll attack

Our ships collide with a thunderous crash     (Father)
Through that merchant's lines we did slash     (Pirate)
I fight through the crowd seeking his red sash     (Father)
A sailor calls for me in a voice so brash     (Pirate)

I slice the throat of his second mate     (Father)
That dog has gone and sealed his fate     (Pirate)
I call him down, filled up with hate     (Father)
I leap to him, his death to sate     (Pirate)

(Together) (Chorus)
My blade it does fly and I feel it bite so deep
With no quarter given, I see his life blood seep
Revenge is mine and mine alone, it never does comes cheap
My smile's the last thing he will see as his soul I reap


One soul prowls the waters while the other walks in hell
One soul in the locker and the other rides the swell
For vengeance and hatred will never leave the sea
Not as long as I ride the deck of the Osprey




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