captain clegg lyrics – cathedral

a funeral moves. under the cloak of night
captain clegg and his smuggling pirates ride
with contraband of the finest brandy and wine
hidden inside a macabre coffin disguise

a tombstone reads “captain clegg, r.i.p.”
yet still he sails across the phantom seas
such a holy man for all of you to see
the village vicar: – his secret ident*ty

frightened people, fear the evil
in their leader – captain clegg

the kings revenue men – learn of clegg’s illicit deeds
from a local trader – now a corpse who no longer speaks
if you cross his path – he’ll slice off both your ears
have your tongue cut out, and reduce your life to tears

perish all of you – who betray me
your ghostly leader – captain clegg

a few words from collier…

he wore the mask of the skeletal creature of night
his oath was terror and “blood!” his battle cry
he was a wanted man, who escaped the hangman’s noose
the parish leader – his pirate clergy in the loose

he sailed the phantom seas, catered for community needs
the village master – captain clegg

he was a ghost rider – phantom night creature
evil leader: – captain clegg. r.i.p.

/ cathedral lyrics