He’s a Pirate – Pirates of the Caribbean – Piano Notes and Chords


Piano Letter Notes and Chords for He’s a Pirate – Pirates of the Caribbean


Key Information for the Song He’s a Pirate

Scale: D Minor Scale (one black key)
Key Signature: One flat (Bb)
D Minor Scale Notes: D, E, F, G, A, Bb­, C

Relative major of D minor is F major, i.e same notes arranged in different order.
F Major Scale Notes: F, G, A, Bb­, C, D, E
Tempo: 89 bpm
Time Signature: 3/4
Difficulty Level: Beginner, Intermediate

This post will provide the letter notes and chords for the track He’s a Pirate from the film Pirates of the Caribbean. The song is in D minor with a tempo of 89 BPM and a 3/4 time signature. These notes are intended for piano and are suitable for players with some experience as well as for beginners.


Tips to Play the Piano Notes for He's a Pirate

Fast Notes – Brackets

Some letter notes for the song He's a Pirate are given in brackets like (notes); they are meant to be played quickly or fast, similar to 16th, 32nd, or sometimes 8th notes in sheet music.

Play these notes continuously and connectedly, following the He's a Pirate song’s rhythm and lyrics.

The next regular note is written immediately after the closing bracket.

Sustained Notes – Wavy Lines

The wavy line symbol ~ (tilde) following a note indicates sustained notes.

  • One tilde signifies a quarter-note duration on the piano sheet.
  • Two tildes denote a half-note duration.
  • Three tildes signify a whole note duration.

Therefore, press and hold the note for the appropriate duration based on the number of tildes while playing the piano notes for the He's a Pirate song.


Tips to Play the Chords for He’s a Pirate

  • Chords are written below the letter to tell you which chords to play on your instrument along with the song.
  • vertical bar (like this: |) is placed within the lyrics to show you exactly where to change chords.

He’s a Pirate Chords

The song “He’s a Pirate” is in D minor Scale.

The D Minor scale’s chords are:
Dm, Edim, F, Gm, Am, Bb, C

The chords used in the song are D minor, F major, A minor, Bb major and C major.

The notations for the chords are:

  • Dm (D minor): D – F – A
  • F (F major): F – A – C
  • Am (A minor): A – C – E
  • Bb (Bb major): Bb – D – F
  • C (C major): C – E – G

Right-Hand Notes and Chords for He’s a Pirate

Part 1

(*A C) | D D    (D E) | F F
          | Dm              | Bb

(F G) | E E      (D C) | (C) D~~
         | Am                | Dm


(*A C) | D D    (D E) | F F
          | Bb               | F

(F G) | E E     (D C) | D~~
         | C                 | Dm


(*A C) | D D     (D F) | G G
          | Dm              | Bb

(G A) | Bb Bb   (A G)  | (A) D~~
         | Gm                 | Dm


(D E) | F F     G | (A) D~~
          | Bb         | F


(D F) | E E   (F D) | E~~
         | A7             | A7


Part 2

(A C*) | D* D*    (D* E*) | F* F*
           | Dm                  | Bb

(F* G*) | E* E*      (D* C*) | (C*) D*~~
            | A*m                   | Dm


(A C*) | D* D*    (D* E*) | F* F*
          | Bb                    | F

(F* G*) | E* E*     (D* C*) | D*~~
            | C                      | Dm


(A C*) | D* D*     (D* F) | G* G*
          | Dm                   | Bb

(G* A*) | Bb Bb   (A* G*)  | (A*) D*~~
            | Gm                    | Dm


(D* E*) | F* F*     G* | (A*) D*~~
            | Bb             | F


(D* F*) | E* E*   (D* C*) | D* D* E*
           | A7                   | Dm

F* F* G* (A*) | F*~~   (F* D*) A~~~
| C                | A7


Part 3

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