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40 years of Pirate Bob (in screen caps)! On 26 December 1975, Rutland Weekend Television included George Harrison - or rather, Pirate Bob - and “The Pirate Song.”

George’s guest spots on the show can be viewed here.

The Pirate Song was written for the pirate sketch on the Rutland Weekend Television Christmas Show, 1975. It was co-written (words and music) by Eric Idle and myself. […] All my friends are pirates.” - George Harrison, I Me Mine

I want to be a pirate
A pirate’s life for me
All my friends are pirates
And sail the B.B.C.s
I’ve got a Jolly Roger
It’s black and white and vast
Get out of your skull and crossbones
And I’ll run it up your mast.
With a yo-ho-ho and a ya-ha-ha
and a ye-he-he-ho-hum -
With a yo-ho-ho and a ya-ha-ha
and a yum-yum-yum-yum-yum.
I’ve got a Jolly Roger
It’s black and white and vast
Get out of your skull and crossbones
And I’ll run it up your mast….