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Thread #63880   Message #1041383
Posted By: Uncle_DaveO
24-Oct-03 - 09:27 PM
Thread Name: Folklore: How Barbary Pirates Learned Their Trade
Subject: RE: Folklore: How Barbary Pirates Learned Their Tr
A.L. Lloyd sang a song about a pirate, who wanted to join the King's, forces, but was rejected haughtily because of being a pirate, so he took to the sea again and increased his depredations. "The King's High Reindeer" sought him out to sink him, but after a long battle he sent them home with their tail between their legs, with the admonition, "He may reign king on the land, but I shall reign king on the sea!"

Not the exact facts, but I wonder if it wasn't inspired by Ward's career?

Dave Oesterreich