4 May 2010 1 Comment

The Mermaid

It was Friday morn when we set sail,

And we were not far from the land

When our Captain he spied a mermaid so fair

With a comb and a glass in her hand.

Chorus:

And the ocean waves do roll

And the stormy winds do blow

And we poor sa-li-ors go skippin’ at the top

While the landlubbers lie down below!

2. Then up spoke the captain of our gallant ship

And a fine old man was he!

“This sweet mermaid has warned us of our doom;

We shall sink to the bottom of the sea!”

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3. Then up spoke the mate of our gallant ship,

And a fine spoken man was he!

Said “I have a wife in Brooklyn by the sea,

And tonight a widow she will be!”

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4. Then up spoke the cabin-boy of our gallant ship,

And a brave young lad was he!

Said “I have a sweetheart in Salem by the sea,

And tonight she’ll be weepin’ there for me!”

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5. Then up spoke the cook of our gallant ship,

And a crazy old butcher was he!

Said “I care much more for my pots and my pans

Than I do for the bottom of the sea!”

Chorus:

6. Then three times round spun our gallant ship,

And three times round spun she;

Three times round spun our gallant ship,

And she sank to the bottom of the sea!

Chorus:

One Response to “The Mermaid”

  1. Morgi-bear 4 June 2019 at 9:36 am #

    I really like this song. It was ePiC and it rolls like the ocean waves out back of Ireland’s eye.
    One day maybe I will go home again, but until then, I’m happy at the bottom of the sea, with the mermaids and the mermen.
    #equality#whyhasnooneeverbeenseducedbyamerman #canyoutellafemalefishfromamalefish #theysmellthesametome #theytastethesametome

    What do you think mermaids taste like? Do you think they taste like chicken? Or like kangaroo? Or like snake? Leave your entries in the subreddit lil’ fishies. Smash that calamari button and buy my mermerch!


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