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Wolfe Tones - Merman lyrics

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Iím a sailorman from Wexford town,
Iíve sailed the seven seas,
I will tell you a true story
Of the sunny southern seas.
We were caught up in the doldrums
While waiting for a breeze
When the stillness of the day was broke
By a merman in the deep blue seas.
Well the captain he slept below
While the crew they lay about
When down in the ocean, boys
We heard this mighty shout.
His hair was red, his eyes were green,
His beard was floating free
Heíd a long green tail that could kill a wale
That waggled in the deep blue sea.


An the mermaids looked so beautiful
As they swam around by the shore
But this merman with his fishy tail
Iíve never seen before.
And sailors tell the tallest tales
Iíve never told a lie;
Heíd a long green tail that could kill a wale
that wobbled as he swam close by.

Was it Neptune that appeared to us
From his mansions in the deep?
Then the cook OíToole then he ran below,
Woke the captain from his sleep.
And the captain came on deck at once
Took a look into the deep.
ďOh, Iíve never seen the likes of this!Ē
The merman then he soon did greed.
ďThen who are you, where do you come from,
What do you want here?Ē
Then he shook his tail, it rocked the boat,
It filled our hearts with fear.
ďYouíve dropped your anchor on my house,
Its blocking up me door
And my wife, the mermaid, sheís trapped inside
and my children canít get out no more.


Well, we quickly hoisted anchor, boys
And the merman than did smile:
ďSure, me name is Patrick John OíRourke,
I came from Erinís isle.
It was many years ago from now,
I was shipwrecked on the reef,
When this pretty mermaid she rescued me,
From the perils of the ocean deep.
And we very soon were married.
Way down in the deep blue seas.
Now Iím happy and contented,
With my wife and family.
Though I oft times wish I could go home
and life on Irelandís shore.
But Iím committed to the ocean deep
and I canít go home again no more.
Songs list of album: A Sense of Freedom (1987)
         Title Rating
01   Merman lyrics   -
02    Sergeant William Bailey lyrics Add lyrics   -
03    Farewell to Dublin lyrics Add lyrics   -
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