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Thread #4632   Message #25321
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06-Apr-98 - 09:04 PM
Thread Name: Lyr Req: Let the Mermaids Flirt With Me(John Hurt)
Subject: Let the Mermaids Flirt With Me
I am trying to make out the words to Mississippi John Hurt's "Let the Mermaids Flirt with me". Below is what I hear. I have put a string of "x"'s at the places I can't make out. There are two places. One in the refrain and one in the last verse. Any corrections would also be appreciated. The song is credited to Hurt.

Blues are on the ocean, Blues are in the air
Can't stay here no longer, I have no steamship fare
When my earthly trials are over cast my body out in the sea
Let the Mermaids flirt with me

I do not work for pleasure, earthly peace I'll see no more
The only reason I work at all is to drive the wolfe from my door
My wife controlls our happy home, my sweetheart I cannot find
The only thing I can call my own is a troubled and a worried mind
Blues are in my body, xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx
If I ever see her face again, have to travel 'cross the sea
Repeat first verse

Thanks, Murray