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Mermaid  Great Big Sea

[D]When I was a lad in a fishing town
Me ol[G]d man said to me:     [D]
"You can spend your life, your jolly life
Just sa[Bm]iling on the sea.[A]
You can searc[D]h the world for pretty girls
Til your eye[G]s are weak and dim,        [F#m]
But do[G]n't go searching for a mermaid, so[D]n            [Bm]
If you don[G]'t know how to s[A]wim"     [D]


[G]'Cause her hair was green as seaweed            [D]
Her ski[G]n was blue and pale       [D]
Her fac[G]e it was a work of[D] art,
I [G]loved that girl with all my [D]heart
But I on[G]ly liked the upper p[D]art     [Bm]
I d[G]id not lik[A]e the tail[D]

Other verses and choruses are the same as above.

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g4zilla (report)

The line: "Then one day she swam away

Swam to the cans and the whales"

Should be: "And then one day she swam away

and I sang to the clams and whales"

Whipg (report)

Here is the rest of the mermaid song by great big sea:

A shift on board a sailing ship
The very first day at sea
I seen the mermaid in the waves
Reaching up to me
Come live with me in the sea said she
Down on the ocean floor
I’ll show you a million wondrous things you’ve never seen before
So over I jumped and she pulled me down
Down to her seaweed bed
With a pillow made from a tortoise shell
She placed beneath my head
She fed me shrimp and caviar upon a silver dish
From her head to her waste she was just my taste
But the rest of her was a fish

Cause her hair was green as seaweed
Her skin was blue and pale
Her face it was a work of art
But I only like the upper part
I did not like the tail
Then one day she swam away
Swam to the cans and the whales
How I miss her seaweed hair and the silver shine of her scales
Then her sister, she swam by …set my heart a whirl
Cause her upper part was an ugly fish
But her bottom part was a girl

And her hair was green as seaweed
Her skin was blue and pale
Her face it was a work of art
I love that girl with all my heart
And I don’t give a damn bout the upper part
That’s how I get my tail….