The first panel has lyrics from a nifty traditional sea shanty I found online. Awhile back I bought the Assassin’s Creed Black Flag soundtrack, which I occasionally listen to while working on Catbeard. It’s full of cool interpretations of old traditional shanties (though I hear some have been edited for the modern listener). Apparently most records seem to indicate that sea shanties weren’t really a thing until the 19th century, but clearly I’m not exactly doing a historically accurate pirate comic, now am I?

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