The Arrogant Worms (album)

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The Arrogant Worms
Studio album by The Arrogant Worms
Released 1992
Genre Comedy
Label Festival Records
The Arrogant Worms chronology
The Arrogant Worms
(1992)
Russell's Shorts
(1994)

The Arrogant Worms is the self-titled debut album of the Canadian comedy music group The Arrogant Worms. It was released in 1992. It was the only album to include bassist Steve Wood, who left the band afterwards. The role of bass would be taken over by John Whytock, and later by Chris Patterson.[1] [2]

Track listing[edit]

  1. "The Last Saskatchewan Pirate"
  2. "The Credit Song"
  3. "Let's Go Bowling"
  4. "Goin' Huntin'"
  5. "Don't Go Into Politics"
  6. "No Sale/No Store"
  7. "The Canadian Crisis Song"
  8. "The Ballad Of Dan"
  9. "Car Full Of Pain"
  10. "I Want To Look Like Arnold"
  11. "Jesus' Brother Bob"
  12. "The Christmas Song"

"The Last Saskatchewan Pirate"[edit]

"The Last Saskatchewan Pirate" is one of The Arrogant Worms' more popular songs, about a down-and-out farmer who takes up piracy on the Saskatchewan River, stealing shipments of grain and farm equipment from ships and barges. He goes on about a Mountie who attempts to capture him, but fails and loses his job, and proceeds to join the crew. In the end, he comments about the arrival of winter and the river freezing over, and that he's off to New Mexico to plunder there during the winter.[3]

The song was later covered by Captain Tractor, but the line "Cause they know that Tractor Jack is hidin' in the bay..." was changed to "Cause they know that Captain Tractor is waitin' in the bay" (The Official Arrogant Worms version Lyrics). Canadian a cappella group, Hoja, have also covered this song in their album, Have You Herd? This song has also been covered by Canadian country singer Brad Johner.

Live versions of this song have been included on the Live Bait and Semi-Conducted albums.

The song is sometimes sung by the staff of Northern Tier National High Adventure Bases at Charles L. Sommers base as part of their Rendezvous. The Rendezvous is a campfire party at the end of the trip. The line "I hear there's lots of plunderin' down in New Mexico!" can be used as a reference to Norther Tier's fellow BSA High Adventure Base Philmont Scout Ranch, which is found in New Mexico.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "The Arrogant Worms". allmusic.com. Retrieved 24 December 2013. 
  2. ^ "The Arrogant Worms". amazon.com. Retrieved 24 December 2013. 
  3. ^ "The Arrogant Worms - The Last Saskatchewan Pirate". youtube.com. Retrieved 24 December 2013.