Canadian Dwarf Samurai Pirate Shanty

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Thanks Gavin! Gavin Lutz requested we write a song about "a dwarf Canadian Samurai pirate, who says "yarr matey" in a Chinese-like way and likes Belgian waffles." Dammit, Gavin, so freakin' specific. Ike cranked out this fast-paced shanty that managed to touch on all the subject matter, while clocking in at just under 2 minutes. We all had a ton of fun with this one.

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Livin' the life on the high frigid seas
Is not the best thing for me tiny weak knees
So I traded in my schooner and I left the long shore
For a land where the trees would be fell by my sword...

Hwah....Yarr!

Me lumberjack friends scoffed and laughed
At my choice of a sword instead of an axe
But I put them to shame when I crafted a plain
And collected my pay from the foreman's vein

Canada is the place for me
A Samurai dwarf on a killing spree
A place to relax among maple trees
Belgian waffles and bacon, please!

I hearken back to me Samurai days
Me master "seppukued" when I ran astray
Off to the West I was cast in shame...
All the Canucks now fear me name!

Canada is the place for me
A Samurai dwarf on a killing spree
A place to relax among maple trees
Belgian waffles and bacon, please!

My treasure stacks over the top of my head
Which is still not that tall, but it keeps me fed
I eat Belgian waffles and live off the land
A tiny old man with a powerful hand

Canada is the place for me
A Samurai dwarf on a killing spree
A place to relax among maple trees
Belgian waffles and bacon, please!

Oh, Canada! is the place for me
A Samurai dwarf on a killing spree
A place to relax among maple trees
Belgian waffles and bacon, please!

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from Cymbal of Appreciation EP, released November 11, 2013

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Swingset Showdown Seattle, Washington

Swingset Showdown is a piano-punk variety band started in March of 2010 by Isaac and Eric, with Jason joining in early 2012.


We have been performing regularly in the Seattle area, and our shows are constantly evolving and improving. We play humorous and upbeat songs for adoring fans and confused strangers.
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