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Lyr Add: Mermaid of Ontario (Shel Silverstein)

DigiTrad:
A BOY NAMED SUE
BEANS TASTE FINE
BOTTOMLESS WELL
DIET SONG
FOLK SINGER'S BLUES
HEY NELLY NELLY
IN THE HILLS OF SHILOH
IT DOES NOT PAY TO BE HIP
LITTLE GREEN BUTTONS
LIVING LEGEND
LONNIGAN'S WIDOW
OUR HOUSE (ALWAYS WELCOME ...)
PLASTIC
QUEEN OF THE SILVER DOLLAR
SINGIN' IN THE KITCHEN
TESTING THE BOMB
THE UGLIEST MAN IN TOWN
THE WAVES ROLL OUT
THE WINNER
THREE LEGGED MAN
UNICORNS (GREEN ALLIGATORS)
VANILLA
VEGEMATIC
WINNER
YOUR TIME'S COMIN'


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Mrrzy 28 Jul 20 - 06:30 PM
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Subject: Lyr Add: Mermaid of Ontario (Shel Silverstein)
From: Mrrzy
Date: 28 Jul 20 - 06:30 PM

This song is mentioned in a thread on songs mentioning Canadian places but is not in the Trad. I have no clue about the tune.

Mermaid of Ontario

Oh, the Mermaid of Ontario
Had long green stringy hair-e-o
And a seaweed gown to wear-e-o
But she had no one to marry-o

Now the Mermaid of Ontario
Loved a big mouth bass named Larry-o
Who lived 'neath Lake St. Claire-o
Under the St. Claire ferry-o

Now the Mermaid of Ontario
Sent a seagull emissary-o
To ask that big bass Larry-o
If he'd consent to marry-o

Oh no, no, no said Larry-o
My life I will not share-e-o
I'd rather play solitarie-e-o
And sit around in my underwear-e-o
Read books from the fish library-o

And you're so ordinary-o
And I'm extra ordinary-e-o
And I dress so debonair-e-o
And I have a fine vocabulary-o
Cause I memorized the fishes' dictionary-o

And before I'd marry you, I'd marry-o
A Guernsey cow from the dairy-o
Or eat a poison berry-o
And wind up with fishes' dysentery-o

Poor Mermaid of Ontario
It was more than she could bear-e-o
So she cried for a day then swam away
With a yuppie little guppie named Gary-o

Now they're a happy pair-e-o
Cause he's a millionaire-e-o
On his yacht 'neath Lake St. Claire-e-o
They cuddle in a cozy chair-e-o
And listen to his underwater stereo

And that big mouth bass named Larry-o
Married a cow from the dairy-o
She fed him a poison berry-o
And he wound up in the fishes' cemetery-o

And that's the whole scenario


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Subject: RE: Lyr Add: Mermaid of Ontario (Shel Silverstein)
From: cnd
Date: 28 Jul 20 - 07:57 PM

You can hear a rendition of the song here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=blODYgkMm3E

Materially the same lyrics as above


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