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.

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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!”

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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!

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