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Thread #4632   Message #2094660
Posted By: PoppaGator
05-Jul-07 - 09:55 AM
Thread Name: Lyr Req: Let the Mermaids Flirt With Me(John Hurt)
Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Let the Mermaids Flirt With Me(John Hurt)
Looking back, I can't believe that I heard this MJH song on the radio and didn't immediately recognize the key; I had long since learned to play quite a few key-of-C John Hurt numbers, and should have recognized a number of familiar riffs in there.

At any rate, I began playing and singing this song very regularly since participating in this discussion back in 2004. It became a special favorite the following year while I went through about with cancer, thanks to the basically death-defying lyric.

Yesterday was the annual festival/gathering at the late Mr Hurt's homestead in North Mississippi. Once again, I was not able to attend; maybe next year. When I do show up and have a chance to play a song or two on John's front porch, "Mermaids" will be my first choice.

Here's a link:

http://www.msjohnhurtmuseum.com/

Webmaster Frank Delaney is working on a documentary film about MJH and the museum; I think it's suppposed to appear on PBS within the next year or so.