Twenty Good Men

Lyrics: John Dawson
Music: John Dawson

Played by the New Riders of the Purple sage in the late 1970s.

Twenty good men who lived and died
Twenty good men went over the side
Twenty good men who could not abide
The bloody captain

Twenty good men who came to see
Living as a pirate was not free
Twenty good men who tried to flee
The bloody captain

Now captain, captain, do you get the feeling
Captain, captain, someone's following you

Now captain, captain, do you get the feeling
Captain, captain, someone's following you

Twenty good men with just one shot
Twenty good men with half a plot
Twenty good men who just got caught
By the bloody captain

Twenty good men of hundreds more
Twenty good men with friends ashore
Twenty good men and I've kept score
On the bloody captain

Twenty good men, eighteen good friends
and the other two were my brothers
and that's why I just ended the life
Of the bloody captain
New Riders Recordings
     Date Album
     1978 Marin County Line