The Mermaid Song

Twas Friday morn when we set sail,
And we were not far from the land,
When our captain spied a lovly mermaid
With a comb and a glass in her hand.
Oh, the ocean waves may roll,
And the stormy seas may blow
While we poor sailors go skipping to the top,
And the landlubbers lie down below, below, below,
And the landlubbers lie down below.

Then up spoke the captain of our gallant ship,
And a wellspoken man was he.
I have met a wife in Salem town
But to night she a widow will be.“
Oh, the ocean waves may roll,
And the stormy seas may blow
While we poor sailors go skipping to the top,
And the landlubbers lie down below, below, below,
And the landlubbers lie down below.

Then up spoke the cookie of our gallant ship,
And a wellspoken man was he.
I care more for my kettles and my pets
Than I do for the roaring of the sea.“
Oh, the ocean waves may roll,
And the stormy seas may blow
While we poor sailors go skipping to the top,
And the landlubbers lie down below, below, below,
And the landlubbers lie down below.

The up spoke the cabin boy of our gallant ship,
And a wellspoken man was he.
There is nary a soul in Salem town
Who cares one bit for me.“
Oh, the ocean waves may roll,
And the stormy seas may blow
While we poor sailors go skipping to the top,
And the landlubbers lie down below, below, below,
And the landlubbers lie down below.

Then three times around went our gallant ship,
And three times `round went she.
And the third time that she went around
She sand to the bottom of the sea.
Oh, the ocean waves may roll,
And the stormy seas may blow
While we poor sailors go skipping to the top,
And the landlubbers lie down below, below, below,
And the landlubbers lie down below.