Paddy Miles the Fisherman

DESCRIPTION: "Paddy Miles was a fisherman, young and light-hearted," who found that "all kinds of fish... came into his net." But he wants a wife. He meets a mermaid and tries to make out with her -- but finds her fishy hindquarters unsuited to his desires
AUTHOR: unknown
EARLIEST DATE: 1940 (Peters)
KEYWORDS: fishing humorous mermaid/man
FOUND IN: US(MW)
REFERENCES (1 citation):
Peters, pp. 264-265, "Paddy Miles, the Fisherman" (1 text, 1 tune)
Roud #15679
NOTES: There was a nineteenth century song "Paddy Miles" beginning "From the big town of Limerick lately I came" (see WolfAmericanSongSheets, p. 123); it appears to be unrelated. - RBW
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