Mermaid (III), The

DESCRIPTION: The singer day dreams at the wheel of the Pretty Peggy, bound for Dundee. A mermaid jumps on board. She wants him to go with her but he "cannot breathe the brine." If she joins him on land they could get rich with her on display. She slaps him. He wakes
AUTHOR: unknown
EARLIEST DATE: 1951 (MUNFLA/Leach)
KEYWORDS: sea ship dream humorous mermaid/man courting injury
FOUND IN: Canada(Newf)
Roud #18227
RECORDINGS:
Jacob Noseworthy, "The Mermaid" (on MUNFLA/Leach)
File: RcJNoTMe

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