The Mermaid (4) As I sailed from Galway in service to the Queen My ship she grew lost no land was seen. I stood at the rail to take the air And my eyes did see in the water A mermaid swimming there Her face shone of moonlight her comb was in her hair She was garlanded with pearls and shells so rare. She lifted her glass myself to see And the image there in her looking glass was my destiny The vision I saw as I looked into the glass Foretold of our doom soon come to pass. My ship would go down into the sea And the mermaid said I can save you all just believe in me The clouds rolled with thunder our ship would soon be lost I begged for our lives at any cost. She smiled as she sang my crew to sleep with her charming voice I did fall into a slumber deep The next thing I heard as I woke from her spell Was the distant faint ringing of a bell. My crew they were shouting at sight of shore And the mermaid's song shall be in my heart forever more AJS
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