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The Ballad of the Crimson Scourge

from 7 Deadly Sins by Ménage à Moi



Original Song.

Track Factoid:
I approached my music producer with this song idea and he said, "Are you SURE you want to write this joke into a song?"
I knew in my heart that this would be an amazing ballad and loads of fun and Jerry was able to write a perfect song out of a long-toothed joke.


Written and Arranged: Jerry Barry
In my youth I served a captain, a stout and hearty man.
I was a lowly cabin boy and the captain’s biggest fan.
He talked to me and taught me about men and death and war,
Sailing and fighting and what my sword was for.

One day in late September while sailing towards the sun.
A ship of fancy Frenchmen turned upon us with their guns.
A cannon shot across the bow and splashed into the sea.
The captain laughed a hero's laugh and then he said to me.

Bring me my red shirt, bring me my red shirt.
I'll gladly laugh at danger and with death I'll surely flirt
I'll meet you on the other side each one of us unhurt
So boy, now go below and bring me my red shirt.

I remained his cabin boy for better than year.
As long as he wore his Scarlett blouse he never seemed to fear
Those filthy fighting Frenchmen who were always on our tail.
The Crimson scourge would rally his men and in battle never fail


Then one day I asked him all about his fashion choice
He came in close and winked at me and in a whisper of a voice,
He said “I've been stabbed a hundred times and shot a dozen more.
But it's my job to lead these men in times of peace in time of war.

The Crimson shirt gives the crew the confidence they need
They think I am invincible ‘cause they've never seen my bleed
On white each spot of blood just magnifies their fears
But when I where my red shirt the blood just disappears.”


One bright morning He woke and came upon the deck and found
The French had finally caught us and were closing in around.
500 angry Frenchmen on a dozen of king Lois' boats
The captain looked at me and said, and I quote.

Bring me my brown pants, bring me my brown pants.
Look we are surrounded we haven't got a chance,
I think we are in trouble see how quickly they advance
Boy now go below and bring me my brown pants

Bring me my brown pants, bring me my brown pants
I'll be the one with the tears in his eyes, doing the privy dance
Bow and say hello to a new citizen of France
But first boy go below and fetch me my brown pants


from 7 Deadly Sins, released July 1, 2017


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Humorously indecent. Always discreet. The top-shelf comedy stylings of Ménage À Moi pair nicely with either a cooling beer or a warming tequila shot. Come for the liberated, inclusive camaraderie. Stay for the belly laughs, new friends, and an organic unpredictability that ensures every show is unique. ... more

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