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Lyr Req: The Devil's Son (The Jolly Rogers)

Gulag@ix.netcom.com 31 Mar 97 - 12:18 PM
Ian 18 Apr 97 - 08:30 PM
Hellstrom Gulag@ix.netcom.com 30 Apr 97 - 02:34 PM
David Hellstrom 08 May 97 - 03:03 PM
Ian 21 May 97 - 09:02 AM
Jim Dixon 12 Jun 11 - 07:07 PM
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Subject: The Jolly Rogers
From: Gulag@ix.netcom.com
Date: 31 Mar 97 - 12:18 PM

has anyone ever heard of this band, "The Jolly Rogers"?

if so...how can i get a hold of them, where can i find their music? and finally what are the lyrics to "the devil's son"? i cant figure out a certain line, and me and a friend are at each others throats about how that line goes:)

thanks.. Hellstrom SKHQ; KDD


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Subject: RE: The Jolly Rogers
From: Ian
Date: 18 Apr 97 - 08:30 PM

Hellstrom,

I may be able to help. The Jolly Rogers are friends of mine and we have performed together quite often. Bad News: The group went their separate ways about a year or so ago. Good News: The last word I have is that they are going to perform together again - probably this fall.

"The Devil's Son" is an original piece of theirs. Some of it I know, but not all. What line is it that's giving you trouble? Maybe I can help.

Ian


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Subject: RE: The Jolly Rogers
From: Hellstrom Gulag@ix.netcom.com
Date: 30 Apr 97 - 02:34 PM

Ian,

The line is "he did not come to save their lives, but he came for bounty claim/gold"..

i think they say "claim" my friend says "gold"

Id really like to ask you a few more questions, about the band, if you could give me an e-mail where i can reach you, id appreaciate it...you have no idea how much they have inspired me, and *my* band, we would like to get permession to cover "The devil son"...

Hellstrom gulag@ix.netcom.com


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Subject: Jolly Rogers II
From: David Hellstrom
Date: 08 May 97 - 03:03 PM

im looking for the lyrics to "the devils son" by The Jolly Rogers, someone had started to help me a while back, but i havent heard from him in some time so if anyone else happens to know this song, or even the band help me out please, thanks..

end transmission...

Hellstrom SKHQ; KTF

gulag@ix.netcom.com


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Subject: RE: The Jolly Rogers
From: Ian
Date: 21 May 97 - 09:02 AM

Hellstrom,

Just sent you an e-mail. Sorry for the delay!

Ian


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Subject: Lyr Add: THE DEVIL'S SON (The Jolly Rogers)
From: Jim Dixon
Date: 12 Jun 11 - 07:07 PM

You can hear this song at YouTube. Most of these lyrics were also posted at YouTube, but I straightened up the format, punctuation, etc.


THE DEVIL'S SON
As sung by The Jolly Rogers

1. His name was Teach when he came to Carolina.
Like a man possessed, he scoured the sea and the Devil called him son.

CHORUS: Blackbeard Teach, the demon of the sea.
Run, you sailors, run.
With a beard of flame and a heart of ice,
Blackbeard the Devil's son.

2. He shot his first mate in the hold one day; he said, "I don't give a damn.
If I don't kill someone now and then, you'll forget who I am."
He married a girl of fifteen years named Liza.
From across the town they heard her scream as he took her maidenhead.

3. Governor Spotswood cried, "I'll rid the world of Blackbeard.
One hundred pounds will buy his head and hell can have his soul."
From Portsmouth town there sailed a man named Maynard.
He did not come to save their lives; he came for bounty money.

4. Teach met his fate off the shores of Carolina.
A challenge rang across the waves: "You'll dance with death today."
Sabers bit and bullets flew and the ships drew side by side.
Blackbeard screamed like a cannon's roar, "It's a damn good day to die."

5. An ax, a sword, a bullet's burn; Blackbeard stood them all.
He spat at his killers through broken teeth: "You'll never take me alive."
Teach is gone; the seas are safe today,
But down in hell, the Devil's laughing 'cause Blackbeard's home to stay.


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