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Benjamin Franklin's first published broadside ballad - he was 13 when he penned this tale of "purple gore" and pirates. He was enchanted by the death of the villainous Edward Teach, a.k.a. Blackbeard, and the spiking of his head on a ship's prow.


from We Did It! Songs of People Behaving Badly, track released September 10, 2010
Music by Jane Peppler


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Pratie Heads Chapel Hill, North Carolina

Record label featuring "More or less traditional" folk and traditional music from the Northern Hemisphere and the previous millennium.

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