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The Mermaid

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(Words & music: A. Latimer)

Written while sailing in the Carribbean.
Colleen Eccleston insisted that I write
a new last verse. I am so glad she did.

If you were a mermaid maybe you'd see
Maybe you'd know the feeling
Caught in the powerful force of the sea
The mother who's always calling

She cries lie, lie, lie
Lie, lie, la-lie
Lie, lie, lie
Lie, lie la-lie

There came a ship a-sailing
A friend had sent to me
Her name the new beginning
Aboard her I would be free

And so like a million sailors
Have done in years gone by
I shipped aboard and sailed away
And hardly reasoned why
I sang....

The mother sings a love song
The lover sings one too
Words once learned at mother's knee
I sing in turn to you
I sang....

Curly Boy Stubbs: acoustic guitar;
Stephen Fearing: electric guitar &
hammertone; Al Cross: drums; Dennis
Pendrith: electric bass; Rick Van Krugel:
octave mandolin; Loretto Reid: penny
whistle; Patsy Thompson and Curly;
harmony vocals

Strider under sail





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