Musical Pirate Code

Like most pirates, the Leprechaun Pirates have a pirate code by which they operate their affairs and acquisitions. What follows are the Stage-board Articles agreed to by all the Leprechaun Pirates.

The Leprechaun Pirate Code

ARTICLE I

Every musician shall have an equal vote in affairs of moment. They shall have an equal title to the fresh provisions or strong magicks at any time seized, and shall use them at pleasure unless a scarcity may make it necessary for the common good that a retrenchment may be voted.

ARTICLE II

Every musician shall be called fairly in turn by the list on board of prizes, because over and above their proper share, they are allowed a shift of clothes. But if they defraud the company to the value of even one dollar in plate, jewels or money, they shall be marooned. If anyone rob another they shall be put ashore where they shall be sure to encounter hardships.

ARTICLE III

None shall game for money either with dice or cards.

ARTICLE IV

The lights and candles should be put out at eight at night, and if any of the crew desire to practice magick after that hour they shall sit upon the open deck without lights.

ARTICLE V

Each musician shall keep their instruments at all times clean and ready for action.

ARTICLE VI

No fairy or mermaid is to be allowed amongst them. If any musician shall be found frollicking with the afore mentioned creatures they will suffer a day with no infusion of the coffee bean.

ARTICLE VII

Those that shall desert the stage or be late for time of performance shall be punished by insults or marooning.

ARTICLE VIII

None shall strike another on board the stage, but every musician’s quarrel shall be ended on shore by song and insults in this manner. At the word of command from the quartermaster, each musician being previously placed back to back, shall take one step, turn and begin their song immediately. If any musician does not, the quartermaster shall declare the other the winner. If both miss their cue they shall take to their insults, and the one that draweth loudest response from the audience shall be declared the victor.

ARTICLE IX

No man shall talk of breaking up their way of living till each has a share of l,000. Every man who shall become a cripple or lose a limb in the service shall have 800 pieces of eight from the common stock and for lesser hurts proportionately.

ARTICLE X

Each musician shall receive and equal share of the prize after expenses, and private gentleperson of fortune one membership each in the Buccaneer’s Club and receive secretly coded messages and the right to board the facebook group.
Adapted from the Pirate Code of Comduct Bartholomew Roberts Shipboard Articles 1721