Sleep bonnie pirate laddie, while the waves they roll
Sleep bonnie pirate laddie, ocean breezes blow
Feel the ship rock to and fro, hear wind through rigging sigh
The gentle ocean sounds below, a pirate lullaby

Storms rise upon the seas as clouds darken up high,
See the sails begin to stretch, as winds fall from the sky,
Waves roll and toss the ship, roughly from side to side
Taste the salt upon your lips from the fury of the tide.

Grab the hatches, batten down as waves they crest the bow,
Main sail furl, secure the deck else every man might drown,
Drop the anchor ride the storm, and pray with all your might,
Feel thunder clap and racing heart, as you struggle for your life.


Sleep bonnie pirate laddie, while the waves they roll
Sleep bonnie pirate laddie, ocean breezes blow
Feel the ship rock to and fro, hear wind through rigging sigh
The gentle ocean sounds below, a pirate lullaby

Storm doth wane and fade away, as clouds drift off with sighs,
See on high, the azure hue, of gentle soft blue skies,
Waves fall and calm goes all, the sea now lightly rolls,
Taste the tang of sea and sweat, as salt winds gently blow.

Grasp the ropes and hoist the sails, it’s back to port your bound,
The main sail billows large and full, soon you’ll be on dry ground,
Weigh the anchor, spin the wheel, this day o’er nature win,
Feel spray of sea, the ocean’s kiss, you’re on your way again.


Sleep bonnie pirate laddie, while the waves they roll
Sleep bonnie pirate laddie, ocean breezes blow
Feel the ship rock to and fro, hear wind through rigging sigh
The gentle ocean sounds below, a pirate lullaby


Lyrics submitted by VampedVixen, edited by AvalonMcDermot

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