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Re: 15 Men on a Dead Man's Chest

Posted by Masakim on September 19, 2001

In Reply to: 15 Men on a Dead Man's Chest posted by Solar Flare on September 19, 2001

: Hello all,

: Does anyone know what the phrase above means, and
: if possible, its origins? I've heard that it's
: somehow related to piracy, but not much else...
: Please e-mail me if you have something, since I'm
: not a regular here.

Fifteen men on the dead man's chest
Yo-ho-ho, and a bottle of rum!
Drink and the devil had done for the rest--
Yo-ho-ho, and a bottle of rum"
--R. L. Stevenson, _Treasure Island_, CH. 1
: Thanks in advance.