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TAGS: Muppet Treasure Island Tim Curry
Lyrics by Cynthia Weil with music by Barry Mann, for Muppet Treasure Island (1996).
Performed by Tim Curry as Long John Silver, with Dave Goelz, Steve Whitmire, Jerry Nelson, Kevin Clash, Bill Barretta, Mak Wilson, and Barry Mann.
Long John

When I was just a lad looking for my true vocation
My father said now son, this choice deserves deliberation
Though you could be a doctor or perhaps a financier
My boy why not consider a more challenging career

Pirates

Hey ho ho
You'll cruise to foreign shores
And you'll keep your mind and body sound
By working out of doors

Long John

True friendship and adventure are what we can't live without

Pirates and Long John

And when you're a professional pirate

Bad Polly

That's what the job's about

Long John

(Upstage, lads! This is my ONLY number)
Now take Sir Francis Drake, the Spanish all despise him
But to the British he's a hero and they idolize him
It's how you look at buccaneers that makes them bad or good
And I see us as members of a noble brotherhood

Pirates

Hey ho ho
We're honorable men
And before we lose our tempers we will always count to ten

Long John

On occasion there may be someone you have to execute

Pirates and Long John

But when you're a professional pirate

Clueless Morgan

You don't have to wear a suit

Mad Monty

I could have been a surgeon
I like taking things apart

Bad Polly

I could have been a lawyer
But I just had too much heart

Clueless Morgan

I could have been in politics
Cause I've always been a big spender

Brando Pirate

And me...I could have been a contender

Long John

Some say that pirates steal and should be feared and hated
I say we're victims of bad press it's all exaggerated
We'd never stab you in the back, we'd never lie or cheat
We're just about the nicest guys you'd ever want to meet
(Tell the truth, lad. Do you really think that Captain
and the Squire are planning to share the treasure with the
likes of us? And we being the rightful owners, who shed our
blood getting it here. Join us, lad! Donate your compass to
the treasure hunt, and get a full share!)

Pirates and Long John

Hey ho ho
It's one for all for one
And we'll share and share alike with you and love you like a song
We're gentlemen of fortune and that's what we're proud to be
And when you're a professional pirate

Long John

You'll be honest, brave and free
The soul of decency
You'll be loyal and fair and on the square
And most importantly

Pirates and Long John

When you're a professional pirate
You're always in the best of company

TAGS: Muppet Treasure Island Tim Curry
Lyrics by Cynthia Weil with music by Barry Mann, for Muppet Treasure Island (1996).
Performed by Tim Curry as Long John Silver, with Dave Goelz, Steve Whitmire, Jerry Nelson, Kevin Clash, Bill Barretta, Mak Wilson, Barry Mann, Kevin Bishop, and Frank Oz.
Pirates

When the course is laid and the anchor's weighed
A sailor's blood begins racing
With our hearts unbound and our flag unfurled
We're under way and off to see the world
Under way and off to see the world

Pirates & Crew

Hey ho we'll go
Anywhere the wind is blowing

Manly Pirate

Manly men are we

Pirates & Crew

Sailing for adventure on the deep blue sea

Mr. Arrow

Safely now, Mr Silver.
Let's not get sloppy just because we're singing

Pirates

Danger walks the deck we say what the heck
We laugh at the perils we're facing

Gonzo

Every storm we ride is it's own reward

Rizzo

And people die by falling overboard

Pirates

People die by falling overboard

Pirates & Crew

Hey ho we'll go
Anywhere the wind is blowing
Hoist the sails and sing

Trelawny

Sailing for adventure on the big blue wet thing

Bad Polly

I love to see 'em cry when they walk the plank

Clueless Morgan

I prefer to cut a throat

Mad Monty

I love to hang 'em high and watch their little
feet try to walk in the air while their faces turn blue

All Three

Just kidding! It's a good life on a boat

Pirates

There are distant lands with burning sands
That call across the oceans

Rats

There are bingo games every fun-filled day

Donna Plagueman

And Margaritas at the midnight buffet

Pirates

Margaritas at the midnight buffet

Pirates & Crew

Hey ho we'll go
Anywhere the wind is blowing

Statler & Waldorf

Should have took a train

Pirates & Crew

Sailing for adventure on the bounding main

Jim

The salty breezes whisper
Who knows what lies ahead
I just know I was born to lead the life my father led

Long John

The stars will be our compass
Wherever we may roam
And our mates will always be
Just like a family
And though we may put into port the sea is always home

Trelawny

Alright, Mr. Bimbo!
I didn't know you had such a good singing voice.
You're welcome!

Pirates

We'll chase our dreams standing on our own
Over the horizon to the great unknown

Pirates & Crew

Hey ho we'll go
Anywhere the wind is blowing
Bold and brave and free
Sailing for adventure

Rizzo

It's so nauseating

Pirates

Sailing for adventure

Gonzo

So exhilarating

Pirates

Sailing for adventure

Rats

We're all celebrating

Pirates, Crew, & Rats

On the deep blue sea

TAGS: Best Of Tim Curry Tim Curry
Written by Bob Dylan. Previously unreleased live version of song on the Best of Tim Curry CD.

They sat together in the park
As the evening sky grew dark.
She looked at him, and he felt a spark tingle to his bones.
It was then he felt alone, and wished that he'd gone straight,
and watched out for a simple twist of fate.

They walked along by the old canal.
A little confused, I remember well.
Stopped into a strange hotel with a neon burning bright.
She felt the heat of the night, and hit him like a freight train.
Moving with a simple twist of fate.

A saxophone somewhere far off playing,
as she was walking on by the arcade.
As a light burst through a beat up shade, where he was waking up.
She dropped the coin into the cup of another blind man at the gate.
And forgot about a simple twist of fate.

He woke up, the room was bare.
He didn't see her anywhere.
He told himself she didn't care.
Push the window open wide.
He felt that emptiness inside, to which cheaters could not blame.
Caught on by a simple twist of fate.

She hears the ticking of the clock,
and walks along with a parrot that talks.
Hunts her down by the waterfront docks, where the sailors all come in.
Maybe she'll come out again.
How long must he wait?
One more time, for a simple twist of fate.

People told me it's a sin,
to know and feel too much within.
Still I feel she was my twin, but I lost the ring.
She was born in spring,
and I was born too late!
Baby! Baby! Baby!
On a simple twist of fate. Twist the night away.
Come on baby, peppermint twist.

TAGS: Disney's Music from the Park Tim Curry
Lyrics by Tom Blackburn with music by George Bruns. Performed by Tim Curry for Disney's Music from the Park CD.

Davy, Davy Crockett, king of the wild frontier

(Oh, it's funky!)
(But it has a country feel)
(Is that Tower of Power?)

Born on a mountain top in Tennessee
The greenest state in the land of the free
Raised in the woods so's he knew ev'ry tree
Kilt him a bear when he was only three
Davy, Davy Crockett, king of the wild frontier
(Well, somebody had to map it)

Fought single-handed through many a war
Till the enemy was whipped and peace was in store
And while he was handling this risky chore
He made himself a legend for evermore
Davy, Davy Crockett, the man knew no fear
(So romantic)

(Now he gets responsible)
He went off to Congress and served a spell
Fixing up the Government and the laws as well
Took over Washington so I heard tell
And he patched up the crack in the Liberty Bell
Davy, Davy Crockett, seeing his duty clear

When he came home his politicking was done
And the western march had just begun
So he packed his gear and his trusty gun
And lit out a-grinning to follow the sun
Davy, Davy Crockett, leading the pioneer

(Just think about all that wilderness, and nobody had really been there before)
(And just him and his gun, and I should think the odd burro, or something)
(Somebody to carry a few things and probably somebody to take down the tent)
(Oh, if...I don't...did they have Zippos then?)
(Lighting the campfire, and quite hard to find sausages...or a frying pan)
(He also had that extraordinary hat, remember that hat?)
(Made out of some sort of animal - a raccoon, I think)
(Striped, with a stripey...I remember him singing this song when I was very little)
(Sort of a stripey tail on his hat - very, very strange look)

TAGS: FernGully: The Last Rainforest Tim Curry
Written by Thomas Dolby for FernGully: The Last Rainforest (1992). Performed by Tim Curry as Hexxus.

Mmm... sludge...
Mmm... filth!
Aah!.. fumes...
Oooh.. cack!

Oil and grime... poison sludge
Diesel clouds and noxious muck
Slime beneath me... slime up above
Ooh you'll love my (ah-ah-ah) toxic love

Toxic love

I see the world and all the creatures in it
I suck 'em dry and spit 'em out like spinach
I feel the power - it's growing by the minute
And pretty soon you're gonna see me wallow in it

I feel good - a special kind of horny
Flowers and trees depress and frankly bore me
I think I'll spew them all with cyanide salive
Pour me a puke cocktail and take me to the driver!

Filthy brown acid rain
Pouring down like egg chow mein
All that's foul - all that's stained
Breeding in my toxic brain

And after dinner I could go for something sweet
REVENGE! for all those years locked in a tree!
I'll crush and grind all creatures great and small
And put up parking lots and shiny shopping malls

'Cause greedy human beings will always lend a hand
With the destruction of this worthless jungle land
And what a beautiful machine they have provided
To slice a path of doom with my foul breath to guide it

Hit me one time!
Hit me twice!
Aaah - that's rather nice!

Oil and grime...poison sludge
Diesel clouds and noxious muck
Slime beneath me...slime up above
Ooh you'll love my (ah-ah-ah) toxic love.