Sailors or Swifties? Both!
On Monday, the U.S. Navy Band shared a parody cover of Taylor Swift's "We Are Never Ever Ever Getting Back Together" — and it's something for sure.
"To quote @CHINFO, 'We were very much into this music before it was cool,'" the band's account tweeted along with the cover and tagging the Chief of Information Charlie Brown.
"This sea shanty parody may VERY MUCH not be your jam... I'm so thankful for the talent, creativity and sense of humor of our @usnavyband," Brown tweeted on his account.
This sea shanty parody may VERY MUCH not be your jam... I'm so thankful for the talent, creativity and sense of humor of our @usnavyband! For those who take their sea shanties more seriously, you can find the band's more traditional shanties and more here: https://t.co/g3XWh0gIJm https://t.co/cQvM9TeS9k
— Navy Chief of Information (@chinfo) January 25, 2021
Singing the track's lyrics in original sea shanty fashion, the band also plays with another one of Swift's songs from the Red era: "I Knew You Were Trouble."
"And I knew you were trouble when you walked in," says one sailor in a pirate voice before another squawks like a parrot, "Awwk. Trouble!" and flaps his arms as wings.
At the end of the video, the fourpiece — which was backed by a drum and violin and several others virtually — walk off stage while the violinist looks around wondering where they're all going.
While this appears to be their first parody, the Navy Band boasts a number of performance videos and even instrument tutorials on their YouTube page where they have 176,000 followers.