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The Mermaid (5) We were sailing with the fair winds In the fair winds we did go; Our galliant ship had struck a rock To the bottom she laid low. (At) The very first blow our ship did strike Our captain, he did cry, "Lord God, have mercy on our souls For into the deep we'll die," While here alone we sigh and mourn While others sport and play; If I had my Molly along with me I would always think it day. Sometimes on board, sometimes on deck Sometimes we're here below, While us poor sailors climb to the top The landlubbers lie down low. Child #289 From Folk Songs of the Catskills, Cazden, Haufrecht, Studer Collected from George Edwards RG Apr98
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