I owe you one
Pirates of the Saskatchewan
Chords: C, F, G, Am, D
1. I used to be a farmer and I made a living fine.
I had a little stretch of land along the CP line.
But times were hard and though I tried the money wasn't there
And bankers came and took my land and told me fair is fair.
I looked for every kind of job, the answer always "no".
"Hire you now?" they'd always laugh "We just let twenty go!"
The government, they promised me a measly little sum
But I've got too much pride to end up just another bum!
Then I thought, who gives a damn if all the jobs are gone?
I'm gonna' be a pirate on the River Saskatchewan!
'Cause it's a "Heave HO Hi HO" coming down the plains.
Stealin' wheat and barley and all the other grains.
It's a "Ho HEY Hi HEY" farmers bar your doors
When you see the Jolly Roger on Regina's mighty shores!
2. Well you'd think the local farmers would know that I'm at large
But just the other day I found an unprotected barge.
I snuck up right behind them and they were none the wiser.
I rammed their ship and sank it and I stole their fertilizer.
A bridge outside of Moose Jaw spans a mighty river.
Farmers cross in so much fear their stomachs are aquiver
'Cause they know that "TRACTOR JACK" is hiding in the bay.
I'll jump the bridge abd knock 'em cold and steal off with their hay!
3. Well, Mountie Bob he chased me. He was always at my throat.
He'd follow on the shoreline 'cause he didn't own a boat.
But cutbacks were a-comin', so the Mountie lost his job.
So now he's sailin' with me and we call him Salty Bob.
A swingin' sort'a skull and bones and pleasant company.
I never pay my income tax and screw the GST (Screw it!)
Prince Albert down to Saskatoon, the Terror of the Sea!
If you want to reach the Co-op boy you gotta' get by me!
4. Well pirate life's appealing, but you don't just find it here.
I hear that in Alberta there's a band of buccaneers.
They roam the Athabasca from Smith to Fort MacKay,
And you're gonna' lose your Stetsons if you have to pass their way.
Winter is a-comin' and a chill is in the breeze.
My pirate days are over once the river starts to freeze.
I'll be back in springtime, but for now I have to go.
I hear there's lots of plundering down in New Mexico!!