Captain Kidd
Great Big Sea Lyrics


[Chorus]
My name is Captain Kidd
As I sailed, as I sailed
Oh my name is Captain Kidd as I sailed
My name is Captain Kidd
And God's laws I did forbid
And most wickedly I did as I sailed

My father taught me well
To shun the gates of hell
But against him I rebelled as I sailed
He shoved a bible in my hand
But I left it in the sand
And I pulled away from land
As I sailed

[Chorus]

I murdered William Moore
And I left him in his gore
Twenty leagues away from shore
As I sailed
And being crueler still, the gunner did I kill
All his precious blood did spill
As I sailed

[Chorus]

I was sick and nigh to death
And I vowed at every breath
Oh to walk in wisdom's path
As I sailed
But my repentance lasted not
My vows I soon forgot
Oh damnation is my lot
As I sailed

[Chorus]

To the execution dock
Lay my head upon the block
Laws no more I'll mock as I sail
So take warning here and heed
To shun bad company
Or you'll wind up just like me
As I sailed

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Written by: TRAD, Alan Thomas Doyle, Robert Bruce Hallett, Shawn McCann

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Brad Guenther

"Captain Kidd"

My name is Captain Kidd
As I sailed, as I sailed,
Oh my name is Captain Kidd as I sailed,
My name is Captain Kidd
And God's laws I did forbid,
And most wickedly I did as I sailed.

My father taught me well
To shun the gates of hell,
But against him I rebelled as I sailed,
He shoved a bible in my hand
But I left it in the sand
And I pulled away from land,
As I sailed

[Chorus]

I murdered William Moore
And I left him in his gore
Twenty leagues away from shore
As I sailed,
And being crueler still, the gunner I did kill
All his precious blood did spill,
As I sailed,

[Chorus]

I was sick and nigh to death,
And I vowed at every breath,
Oh to walk in wisdom's path,
As I sailed
But my repentance lasted not,
My vows I soon forgot,
Oh damnation is my lot,
As I sailed. 

[Chorus]

To the execution dock
Lay my head upon the block,
Laws no more I'll mock as I sail,
So take warning here and heed
To shun bad company
Or you'll wind up just like me
As I sailed



Gavroche 'e

My name is Captain Kidd
As I sailed, as I sailed,
Oh my name is Captain Kidd as I sailed,
My name is Captain Kidd
And God's laws I did forbid,
And most wickedly I did as I sailed.

My father taught me well
To shun the gates of hell,
But against him I rebelled as I sailed,
He shoved a bible in my hand
But I left it in the sand
And I pulled away from land,
As I sailed

[Chorus]

I murdered William Moore
And I left him in his gore
Twenty leagues away from shore
As I sailed,
And being crueler still, the gunner I did kill
All his precious blood did spill,
As I sailed,

[Chorus]

I was sick and nigh to death,
And I vowed at every breath,
Oh to walk in wisdom's path,
As I sailed
But my repentance lasted not,
My vows I soon forgot,
Oh damnation is my lot,
As I sailed.

[Chorus]

To the execution dock
Lay my head upon the block,
Laws no more I'll mock as I sail,
So take warning here and heed
To shun bad company
Or you'll wind up just like me
As I sailed.



All comments from YouTube:

Abigail Rose

My boyfriend randomly brought up something about Captain Kidd and i immediately started humming this song. I didn’t even realize that i still remembered almost every word. I grew up in Newfoundland and my parents said i used to dance around the living room for hours as a toddler listening to Great Big Sea, i seriously love this band so much, i remember seeing them live when i was only 8 years old and then i saw Alan Doyle live a couple years ago and let me tell you i teared up when he played some GBS songs :’) I am now going to listen to all of their songs and cry about how i miss living in nfld

howie9751

@An alt account They were a great start to the "Great Big CD".

OUTRUNMAN

Man's gave us his origin story

Gareth

I am here because my 4 year old daughter just requested to watch this... twice back to back.

An alt account

I also danced and listened to these songs for hours on end as a kid, my favorites were Donkey Riding and When I'm up (I can't get down)

Brad Guenther

"Captain Kidd"

My name is Captain Kidd
As I sailed, as I sailed,
Oh my name is Captain Kidd as I sailed,
My name is Captain Kidd
And God's laws I did forbid,
And most wickedly I did as I sailed.

My father taught me well
To shun the gates of hell,
But against him I rebelled as I sailed,
He shoved a bible in my hand
But I left it in the sand
And I pulled away from land,
As I sailed

[Chorus]

I murdered William Moore
And I left him in his gore
Twenty leagues away from shore
As I sailed,
And being crueler still, the gunner I did kill
All his precious blood did spill,
As I sailed,

[Chorus]

I was sick and nigh to death,
And I vowed at every breath,
Oh to walk in wisdom's path,
As I sailed
But my repentance lasted not,
My vows I soon forgot,
Oh damnation is my lot,
As I sailed. 

[Chorus]

To the execution dock
Lay my head upon the block,
Laws no more I'll mock as I sail,
So take warning here and heed
To shun bad company
Or you'll wind up just like me
As I sailed

IexoPeoa

Shouldn't it be "God's laws" in the last verse? Not sure if he says that or "The laws", but there's definitely something there. In other renditions I've heard, it's "God's laws", and that fits well with the theme of the rest of the song.

John Coffey

Helping me with a school paper lol, thanks!

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osdawaya16

I'm writing a paper on Captain Kidd for a class I took this semester. This song has been running through my head almost nonstop since I started writing!

Matthew Fleming

I know its eight years later but I'm doing the same thing right now lmao

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