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Pirate Jenny Lyrics - Nina Simone

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And I'm scrubbin' the floors while you're gawking
\nMaybe once you tip me and it makes you feel swell
\nIn this crummy southern town in this crummy old hotel
\nBut you'll never guess to who you're talkin'.
\nNo, you couldn't ever guess to who you're talkin'
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\nThen one night there's a scream in the night
\nAnd you wonder who could that have been?
\nAnd you see me kinda grinnin' while I'm scrubbin'
\nAnd you say, "What's she got to grin?" I'll tell you
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\nThere's a ship, The Black Freighter
\nWith a skull on its masthead will be coming in
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\nYou gentlemen can say, "Hey gal, finish them floors!
\nGet upstairs! What's wrong with you? Earn your keep here!?
\nYou toss me your tips and look out to the ships
\nBut I'm counting your heads as I'm making the beds
\n'Cuz there's nobody gonna sleep here, tonight
\nNobody is going to sleep here honey
\nNobody, nobody!
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\nThen one night there's a scream in the night
\nAnd you say, "Who's that kicking up a row?"
\nAnd you see me kinda starin' out the window
\nAnd you say, "What's she got to stare at now?"
\nI'll tell you
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\nThere's a ship, The Black Freighter turns around in the harbor
\nShootin' guns from her bow
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\nNow, you gentlemen can wipe off that smile off your face
\n'Cause every building in town is a flat one
\nThis whole frickin' place will be down to the ground
\nOnly this cheap hotel standing up safe and sound
\nAnd you yell, "Why do they spare that one?"
\nYes, that's what you say, "Why do they spare that one?"
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\nAll the night through, through the noise and to do
\nYou wonder who is that person that lives up there?
\nAnd you see me stepping out in the morning
\nLooking nice with a ribbon in my hair
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\nAnd the ship, The Black Freighter runs a flag up its masthead
\nAnd a cheer rings the air
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\nBy noontime the dock is a swarmin' with men
\nComin' out from the ghostly freighter
\nThey're movin' in the shadows where no one can see
\nAnd they're chainin' up people and they're bringin' 'em to me
\nAskin' me, "Kill them now, or later?"
\nAskin' me, "Kill them now, or later?"
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\nNoon by the clock and so still by the dock
\nYou can hear a foghorn miles away
\nAnd in that quiet of death, I'll say, "Right now, right now!"
\nThen they'll pile up the bodies
\nAnd I'll say, "That'll learn ya!"
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\nAnd the ship, The Black Freighter disappears out to sea
\nAnd on it is me

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