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Thread #19422   Message #1115295
Posted By: Q (Frank Staplin)
13-Feb-04 - 12:34 PM
Thread Name: Penguin: The Mermaid
Subject: RE: Penguin: The Mermaid
The popularity of "The Mermaid" is shown by its inclusion in "Heart Songs," 1909, the popular volume distributed by "The National Magazine" of Boston.
This one has the easily remembered chorus:

O, the ocean waves may roll,
And the stormy winds may blow,
While we poor sailors go skipping to the tops,
And the landlubbers lie down below, below, below,
And the landlubbers lie down below.

pp. 360-361, with music.