Pirates of the Carob Bean

Brett Thompson

Instrumentation

Flute and piano
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Duration

1 minute 10 seconds

Genre/Style

Folk (14): Sea shanty (4)

Many people are unaware of, or have only vaguely heard about, the not especially dreaded pirate “Chocolate Beard” who specialised in raiding shipments of carob beans during the late sixteenth century. It was not recorded specifically that “Chocolate Beard” liked to sing but knowing that all pirates like a good sing-a-long after a bottle of rum or two, I am speculating that he and his crew on occasion probably crooned out “Yo ho ho and a jar of carob-coated licorice drops”, a tune worthy of any self-respecting pirate.

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