Friday, September 19, 2014

A Pirate Legend (Day 19)

Sing a song of sixpence
A pocket full of rye
Four and twenty blackbirds
Baked in a pie

As with many others, this little nursery rhyme
does not have such innocent beginnings. In the early 1700's, it actually started as a coded message used by the legendary pirate,  Blackbeard, to recruit new crew members.

~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~A Pirate Legend~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
Alcohol Inks and Watercolor on Yupo paper

So today, we all say Aaaarrrrgh Mateys! 
Aye Aye, today be 
Be sure to spread th' piratude ya scallywags!

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