Thursday, October 20, 2011

Yo Ho!

Yo Ho, Yo Ho, A Pirate's Life For Me!!

We've all sung this song, right?  I was playing it on the piano the other night (I have 2 Disney Parks Piano books!) and this was one of the songs I was playing/singing.

Here's my trivia - 
Did you know? Yo Ho! was written for the Pirates of the Caribbean Ride at Disneyland?  

Doesn't seem possible to me - and my husband was shocked to hear that as well - that this pirate anthem was literally written for a ride.  

The music was written by George Bruns with lyrics by now Disney Legend Xavier (X) Atencio.  X also helped write Grim Grinning Ghosts, the music heard inside the Haunted Mansion, all after being an Imagineer and Animator for WED!

The lyrics are loosely based on the 1881 novel Treasure Island by Robert Louis Stevenson.  I wonder if "we're really bad eggs" was in there!

Did you know this little bit of Disney trivia?


  1. Cool trivia! And thanks for visiting my blog! :)

  2. Great info! Now I want to hear you play it. :)

  3. I want to hear you play it too! :-) I'll be waiting for the You Tube video!

  4. That was some very cool trivia, great Jack Sparrow pic..