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Posted By: Stewie
01-Sep-05 - 07:35 PM
Thread Name: Lyr Req: Ernest Stoneman's Mermaid #289
Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Ernest Stoneman's Mermaid #289
Hi Roberto,

Stanza 1, line 3. 'Lord' is either 'are' or 'and', but sounds like 'are to me: '... around are we sinking in the deep'.

Stanza 1, line 4, 'While the landlord lies dreaming down below'

Chorus, line 1, 'raging'. 'Ragging' must be a typo on the album back sheet. It is spelt correctly in the notes and neither Meade nor Russell discographies give any indication that the original recording was issued with that misspelling.

Chorus, line 3, 'While tonight us poor sailors are sinking in the deep'

'Tonight' is correct in the last lines of the next two stanzas.

The missing word in the last stanza is 'sassy'.

Regards, Stewie.