Fifteen men on the dead man’s chest,
Yo ho ho, and a bottle of rum!
Drink and the devil had done for the rest,
Yo ho ho, and a bottle of rum!
by kittens Σ:3 July 8, 2014
A phrase normally attributed to pirates. It first appeared in the song The Derelict, which was written in 1901 for a musical based on Treasure Island.
Yo ho ho and a bottle of rum!
by SmileyScout July 12, 2006
a very very wierd word!
used by pirates! its often seen in movies with pirates
by asdf March 3, 2005
A rare slang term used to define any kind of pirated software. The "Yo-Ho-Ho" prefix can be used in order to name any kind of pirated content, for example, Yo-Ho-Ho Games, Yo-Ho-Ho DVDs and even Yo-Ho-Ho Radio.
I have over 50GB of Yo-Ho-Ho Ware on my hard drive.
by Tuddy November 11, 2007
"Yo ho ho" originated as a nautical term used by sailors to synchronize heavy group labor, such as cranking up the anchor, hauling sails, etc.

Robert Louis Stevenson made the chant famous in the novel _Treasure Island_, using as the chorus of the fictional song "Dead Man's Chest". Stevenson provided no verses, but Young E Allison expanded the chorus into the poem "Derelict". Henry Waller added music to the poem for a Broadway _Treasure Island_.

"Dead Man's Chest" is an uninhibited island in the Caribbean.
Fifteen men on the dead man’s chest,
Yo ho ho, and a bottle of rum!
Drink and the devil had done for the rest,
Yo ho ho, and a bottle of rum!
by Steve near Seattle April 11, 2022