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Lyrics of Oh, Better Far To Live And Die
by Gilbert And Sullivan

Oh, better far to live and die
Under the brave black flag I fly,
Than play a sanctimonious part,
With a pirate head and a pirate heart

Away to the cheating world go you,
Where pirates all are well to do,
But I'll be true to the song I sing,
And live and die a Pirate King!

For I am a Pirate King!
And it is, it is a glorious thing
To be a Pirate King
I am a Pirate King!


You are! Hurrah for the Pirate King!


And it is, it is a glorious thing
To be a Pirate King!


It is! Hurrah for the Pirate King

Hurrah for the Pirate King!


He is a Pirate King
He is! Hurrah for the pirate king
And it is, it is, a glorious thing
To be a Pirate King
It is! Hurrah for the Pirate King!


When I sally forth to seek my prey
I help myself in a royal way;
I sink a few more ships, it's true,
Than a well-bred monarch ought to do!

But many a king on a first-class throne,
If he wants to call his crown his own,
Must manage somehow to get through
More dirty work than ever I do.

For I am a Pirate King!


And it is, it is a glorious thing
To be a Pirate King.

I am a Pirate King!


You are! Hurrah for the Pirate King!


And it is, it is a glorious thing
To be a Pirate King!


It is! Hurrah for the Pirate King


Hurrah for the Pirate King!




Oh, take me with you! I cannot live if I am left behind.


Ruth, I will be quite candid with you. You are very dear to me, as you know, but I must be circumspect. You see, you are considerably older than I. A lad of twenty-one usually looks for a wife of seventeen.


A wife of seventeen! You will find me a wife of a thousand!

No, but I shall find you a wife of forty-seven, and that is quite enough. Ruth, tell me candidly and without reserve: compared with other women – are you beautiful?


I have been told so, dear master.


Ah, but lately?


Oh, no; years and years ago.


What do you think of yourself?


It is a delicate question to answer, but I think I am a fine woman.


Thank you, Ruth. I believe you, for I am sure you would not practice on my inexperience. I wish to do the right thing, and if -– I say if –- you are really a fine woman, your age shall be no obstacle to our union!

Hark! Surely I hear voices! Who has ventured to approach our all but inaccessible lair? Can it be Custom House? No, it does not sound like Custom House.


Confusion! it is the voices of young girls! If he should see them I am lost.


By all that’s marvelous, a bevy of beautiful maidens!


Lost! lost! lost!


How lovely, how surpassingly lovely is the plainest of them! What grace – what delicacy – what refinement! And Ruth – Ruth told me she was beautiful!

Translation in English of the Song
Oh, Better Far To Live And Die by Gilbert And Sullivan

Oh, better far to live and die
Under the brave black flag I fly,
Than play a sanctimonious part,
With a pirate head and a pirate heart

Away to the cheating world go you,
Where pirates all are well to do,
But I'll be true to the song I sing,
And live and die a Pirate King!

For I am a Pirate King!
And it is, it is a glorious thing
To be a Pirate King
I am a Pirate King!


You are! Hurrah for the Pirate King!


And it is, it is a glorious thing
To be a Pirate King!


It is! Hurrah for the Pirate King

Hurrah for the Pirate King!


He is a Pirate King
He is! Hurrah for the pirate king
And it is, it is, a glorious thing
To be a Pirate King
It is! Hurrah for the Pirate King!


When I sally forth to seek my prey
I help myself in a royal way;
I sink a few more ships, it's true,
Than a well-bred monarch ought to do!

But many a king on a first-class throne,
If he wants to call his crown his own,
Must manage somehow to get through
More dirty work than ever I do.

For I am a Pirate King!


And it is, it is a glorious thing
To be a Pirate King.

I am a Pirate King!


You are! Hurrah for the Pirate King!


And it is, it is a glorious thing
To be a Pirate King!


It is! Hurrah for the Pirate King


Hurrah for the Pirate King!




Oh, take me with you! I cannot live if I am left behind.


Ruth, I will be quite candid with you. You are very dear to me, as you know, but I must be circumspect. You see, you are considerably older than I. A lad of twenty-one usually looks for a wife of seventeen.


A wife of seventeen! You will find me a wife of a thousand!

No, but I shall find you a wife of forty-seven, and that is quite enough. Ruth, tell me candidly and without reserve: compared with other women – are you beautiful?


I have been told so, dear master.


Ah, but lately?


Oh, no; years and years ago.


What do you think of yourself?


It is a delicate question to answer, but I think I am a fine woman.


Thank you, Ruth. I believe you, for I am sure you would not practice on my inexperience. I wish to do the right thing, and if -– I say if –- you are really a fine woman, your age shall be no obstacle to our union!

Hark! Surely I hear voices! Who has ventured to approach our all but inaccessible lair? Can it be Custom House? No, it does not sound like Custom House.


Confusion! it is the voices of young girls! If he should see them I am lost.


By all that’s marvelous, a bevy of beautiful maidens!


Lost! lost! lost!


How lovely, how surpassingly lovely is the plainest of them! What grace – what delicacy – what refinement! And Ruth – Ruth told me she was beautiful!

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Oh, Better Far To Live And Die: Translations and Lyrics - Gilbert And Sullivan
“Gilbert and Sullivan”, sometimes shortened to ‘G&S’, is the partnership of the composer Arthur Sullivan and the librettist W.S. Gilbert. Together the duo created fourteen comic opera’s that revolutionised musical theatre. Their works are commonly referred to as Savoy Operas, due to being performed…“Gilbert and Sullivan”, sometimes shortened to ‘G&S’, is the partnership of the composer Arthur Sullivan and the librettist W.S. Gilbert. Together the duo created fourteen comic opera’s that revolutionised musical theatre. Their works are commonly referred to as Savoy Operas, due to being performed in the Savoy Theatre which was built by the D'Oyly Carte Opera Company specifically for their musicals. Gilbert and Sullivan have heavily influenced the English language, musical theatre, pop culture, literature, film and politics. Their style of parody has been described as creating the distinct British comedic style and they have been credited by some of the most prolific Broadway composers and lyricists as influencing their work, such as Andrew Lloyd Webber and Cole Porter. John Bush Jones once said G&S were “the primary progenitors of the twentieth century American musical”. Gilbert and Sullivan’s musicals have regularly been quoted in the British parliament, especially The Mikado, Supreme Court justices have quoted lyrics in decisions and Lord Charles Falconer attempted to disband his own office of Lord Chancellor due to the offices portrayal in ‘Iolanthe’. The duo eventually disbanded due to a culmination of disagreements that began when Sullivan refused to compose one of Gilbert’s librettos due to casting disagreements, and peaked when Gilbert was publicly disgraced upon arriving at the premiere of a Sullivan opera assuming seats had been reserved for himself and friends only to be refused entry, apparently on Sullivan’s request. It was said the last time they met they refused to speak to one another. Regardless, after Sullivan’s death Gilbert spoke fondly of him and claimed he was “…a composer of the rarest genius”.

Oh, Better Far To Live And Die

Oh, Better Far To Live And Die is the new single from Gilbert And Sullivan taken from the album 'The Pirates of Penzance'.

The list of 33 songs that compose the album is here:

This is a small list of songs created by that could be sung during the concert, including the name of the album from where each song came:
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