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A fierce one-eyed man named Baron LaBonne,
A meaner pirate had never been known.
And he sailed on the Dark Lady
A ship strong and sound with a perilous crew,
High on the mast the skull and bones flew
Fleet and swift was the Dark Lady

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And every night the Baron would drink a toast
And say, "Here’s to our lovely lady host,
My one true love," "Here, Here!" the sailors replied
And the Dark Lady sighed

A rich Spainish galleon was spotted one night
The Dark Lady’s crew prepared for the fight
Clash of swords……No Spainards survived it
Except for the girl with the black eyes so bold
Found in the hull with the jewls and the gold
LaBonne laughed and took her for ransom

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The girl Carlotta was a beauty quite rare
And each passing night LaBonne couldn’t bear
His empty bed, so he brought her to it
The Baron soon felt more than desire
His love for her grew and his heart filled with fire
He proclaimed the day he would marry

That night the Baron sang with jubilee
And said,"Here’s to my lovely bride to be
My one true love," "Here, Here!" the sailors replied
And the Dark Lady cried

Late the next night a storm brewed at sea
The Dark Lady saw her one chance to be free
Of her rival the beauty Carlotta
The ship steered herself to the heart of the gale
A wave swept the maiden out over the rail
Sweet revenge on an unfaithful lover

That night the Lady drank a toast
And said, "Here’s to your lovely lady host
Your one true love," ……No voices replied.
And the Dark Lady smiled

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Now every night a storm fills the sky,
They say that a ghost ship still sails in it’s eye
Fleet and swift is the Dark Lady
A ship strong and sound with a perilous crew
High on the mast the skull and bones flew
And the captain just stares out to sea

And every night the Baron must drink a toast
And say, "Here’s to my lovely lady host
My one true love," "Here, Here!" the ghost crew replies
And the Dark Lady smiles