Tuesday, May 10, 2011


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Mermaid's Cove Music Hop

Ahoy, me darlin', ye've found a jolly round of songs for swashbucklers.

Music is a strong theme in Random Magic-- so strong, in fact, that one of the celestial characters Winnie and Henry meet is Efterpe, the Muse of music.

So, for the love of music (and pirates), here’s a fun music hop to check out, featuring all kinds of delicious tunes piratical.

Start anywhere you like -- for each blog stop, you’ll be able to enjoy a merry tune, then just sail off to the next port for another round.  Hoist the mizzen and away we go!

You are here: #5 of 11: The True Book Addict
Songs for: Scary pirates
Bonus: Live performance by Ute Lemper (English)

Seeräuber Jenny (Pirate Jenny) – Lotte Lenya (German)
Original version from The Threepenny Opera (libretto by Bertolt
Brecht and music by Kurt Weill)

One evening there'll be shouting at the harbor
And people will ask: What's all the shouting about?
And people will see me smiling while I do the glasses
And people will say: What's she got to smile about?

And a ship with eight sails
And with fifty cannons
Will lie at the waterfront...

Shown above: Random Magic book trailer

Random Magic quote of the piratey persuasion:

‘Ah, hahaha,’ Jack chortled, catching his breath. ‘Ahhh-haaaa.’  He straightened up, then, his face suddenly dark and pitiless as a Strüth.  ‘Enor'f,’ he snarled. ‘No quarter given.  You there,’ he said, waving at a man in a torn red jacket, with a thick gold ring through his nose,
‘grab the little rats and gut 'em.’ Black Jack spit on the deck.  ‘Then toss 'em to the sea,’ he purred, his eyes glittering with malice. ‘There's a storm ahead. Let the waves finish 'em.’ (More)

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Set sail for a new port - check out music stop #6 of 11: Take me there

The Mermaid’s Cove Music Hop is part of Random Magic Tour:  Pirates! You can find more fun stuff here: Schedule

(If you enjoy a particular music pick, please consider buying the track to help support the person or group that created it for everyone’s enjoyment. The Red Queen the unofficial soundtrack for Random Magic Tour: Pirates! Happy listening!)

For the impatient, here are all the blogs on the hop: http://tinyurl.com/3kzg25q

BONUS: Win some marrrrrrvelous plunder! Feast yer deadlights on some great tour goodies, and if you like, join the hunt!  (Through May 30): Browse prizes or Join the hunt.

Reader note: Do you have a favorite pirate tune? Feel free to share some of your top tunes in the comments, maybe everyone will find a great new song to check out. If you're playing Rum + Plunder, your
comment could count towards winning one of your fave prizes, too! How to play


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  1. Wow, this song kind of gave me chills.

  2. Pirate Jenny does sound like quite the scary character, but she seems to enjoy herself - which is probably the most important part! ;)

  3. Pirate Jenny sounds intriguing! :)
    I really enjoyed the first song.

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