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When I was a lad in a fishing town
The old man said to me
You can spend all you life, your jolly life
sailing on the sea
you can search the world for pretty girls
til your eyes are weak and dim
But don't go searching for a mermaid, Son
if you don't know how to swim

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Cause her hair was green with seaweed
her skin was blue and pale
her face it was a work of art
I loved that girl with all my heart
but I only liked the upper part
I did not like the tail

So I signed onto a sailing ship
my very first day at sea
I seen the mermaid in the waves
reaching out to me
she said "come live in the sea with me
down on the ocean floor,
and I'll show you all kinds of wonderous things
that you've never seen before"

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Cause her hair was green with seaweed
her skin was blue and pale
her face it was a work of art
I loved that girl with all my heart
but I only liked the upper part
I did not like the tail

And then one day she swam away
so I sang to the clams and the whales
"oh how I miss her seaweed hair
and the silver shine of her scales"
but then her sister, she swam by
set my hear awhirl...
cause her upper part was an ugly fish
and the bottom part was a girl

Cause her hair was green with seaweed
her skin was blue and pale
her legs they were a work of art
I love that girl with all my heart
and I don't give a **** about the upper part
CAUSE THAT'S HOW I GET MY TAIL!!!!
 

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LOL... it's a Great Big Sea song... they are from Newfoundland... sings a lot of folky stuff but rocks out too!

Sarah, Chief Yellow Dog knows what I'm talking about
 

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I like Great Big Sea. :)

They are pretty popular in the bars here. Fun songs.
 

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Either Peter, Paul and Mary or The Brothers Four did that song years ago. I've got it on an old vinyl record.
 
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