04 October 2007

The Pirate Gloria

I know, I know, Pirates are just robbers, rapists, and murders. With boats. I get it. And even though I don't find the Mafia at all entertaining, I still kinda like pirates. Heck, as a G&S geek, I'm required to like Pirates. And to celebrate Talk Like a Pirate Day.

And, lo and behold, what should turn up on Savoynet the other day but a link to The Pirate Gloria (thank you, Ian!) The entire thing is great fun to read but I've included just two portions below, the Nicene Creed and the Lord's Prayer. Conveniently the line that I have modified for my own use has been left unchanged, so I can still use it.

The next time that TLPD falls on a Sunday will be in 2010, so I have about two years to convince Janice (our minister) that we should use the The Pirate Gloria (including music by Sullivan!) at the 10:30 service.

The Nicene Creed

We believe in one God, the Almighty Admiral,
Maker o’ heaven and ‘arth,
and o’ all things natural and ghostly.
We believe in one Lord, Jesus Christ,
T’only Son o’ God, says I, eternally begotten ‘o the Admiral,
God from God, Light from Light,
true God from true God,
begotten, nar made, ‘o one Bein’wi’ the Father.
Through him all things t’were made.
Far us and far arr salvation
he opened the hatch o’ heav’n
and dropped into the hold:
by the pow’r ‘o the Holy Ghost
he became incarnate from the Virgin Mary,
and was made a swabbie.
Fer arr sake he was keel-hauled by that the scurvy dog,
Pontius Pilate;
and was sent t’ Davy Jones’ locker.
On the third day he came back in accardance with the book;
he ascended into heaven
and be seated at the right hand ‘o the Admiral.
He will come again in glory t’judge the living and the dead,
and his kingdom will ha’e no end.
Avast then!
We believe in the Holy Ghost, the Lord, the giver ‘oife,
who proceeds from the Admiral and the Cap’n.
With them two, he be worshiped and glorified.
He has spoken through the Prophets.
We believe in one holy catholic and apostolic Church.
We acknowledge one dunkin’ far the forgiveness ‘o sins.
We look far the resurrection ‘o the dead,
and the life o’ the world t’come.
So says one, so says us all. Aye aye.

The Lord’s Prayer

As arr Cap’n, Jesus Christ has taught us, we now be prayin’,

Arr Father in heaven, hallow’d be yar Name, yar kingdom come,
yar will be done, on arth as in heaven. Give us today arr daily
ration. Fergive us arr sins as we fergive those scurvy dogs who
sneak up behind us. And lead us not into temptation, but deliver
us from evil. Far thine be the kingdom, and the pow’r and the
glory, farever and ever. Aye, aye.

1 comment:

David Gorsline said...

Wow. You've managed to be offensive Shiites and most Christians in the span of a couple weeks. Way to go, Bahá'í Anglican Girl!