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GUEST,Catherine Lyr Req: Newfoundland Mermaid song (49) Lyr Add: A SAILOR AND HIS BRIDE 17 Feb 07


Hello Everyone,

I've been discovering out to look for these "threads", etc. I'm new to this. There is really a song but it's not a "Mermaid Song". I've just posted on another thread and stated that I've found the song.

It's called a Sailor and his Bride. Since everyone was looking for Mermaid songs, I guess I will write the song out for any of you that are interested. As I told "Peace" and "McGrath of Harlow", my mother was the only person that I've heard sing this song....then again, maybe back then, I didn't get out much. Ha!

A SAILOR AND HIS BRIDE.

Long ago when we were young,
The flowers they blossomed, and the birds they sung.
A sailor lad and his lovely bride
Were walking by the ocean side.
Tra-la-la-la-la-la-la-la
Tra-la-la-la-la-la-la-la
A sailor lad and his lovely bride
Were walking by the ocean side.

It's scarce six months since we were wed
But oh! how fast the time has fled.
He must leave at dawn of day
When the good ship bears her love away.
Tra-la-la-la-la-la-la-la
Tra-la-la-la-la-la-la-la
He must leave at dawn of day
When the good ship bears her love away.

Long years have passed but he comes no more
To greet his bride on a lonely shore.
The ship went down in the howling of the storm
And the waves devoured his lifeless form.
Tra-la-la-la-la-la-la-la
Tra-la-la-la-la-la-la-la
The ship went down in the howling of the storm
And the waves devoured his lifeless form.

Now he sleeps beneath the sea.
The mermaids there they sing for me.
The mermaids down at the bottom of the sea,
Singing their sad, sad songs for me.
Tra-la-la-la-la-la-la-la
Tra-la-la-la-la-la-la-la
The mermaids down at the bottom of the sea,
Singing their sad, sad songs for me.

I guess you can see that I got sort of mixed up in the Chorus that I remembered.
Mom sang this to me since I was a babe back in '51.

Hope you enjoy it. However, most of you have probably already known about this one.
Cheers and thank you.
Catherine


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