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A great song by Stan Rogers (May he rest in peace)
A (fictional) story song about a man aboard a scrawny boat called Antelope, in the year 1776, the height of the American Revolution. They were hunting the seas for American Gold
She was attacked by Americans near Montego Bay, Jamaica.
She was ultimately sunk.

The antagonist of the song finally made it back to his homeport of Halifax, Nova Scotia. Six years after the Antelope was sunk.

It's also a great drinking song.
Person 1: 'Man, we should start singing Barretts Privateers!'
Person 2: 'Sure!'

God damn them all!
I was told we'd cruise the seas for American gold
We'd fire no guns-DRINK MORE BEERS! (Originally Shed No Tears)
Now I'm a broken man on a Halifax pier
The last of Barrett's Privateers.
by IsThisHandleTaken? June 12, 2017
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