Mudcat Café message #1960986 The Mudcat Café TM
Thread #98805   Message #1960986
Posted By: McGrath of Harlow
08-Feb-07 - 07:36 AM
Thread Name: Lyr Req: Newfoundland Mermaid song
Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Newfoundland Mermaid song
The rhythm of the lines sound more reminiscent of The Keeper of the Eddystone Light:

My father was the keeper of the Eddystone light
And he slept with a mermaid one fine night
Out of this union there came three
A porpoise and a porgy and the other was me!
Yo ho ho, the wind blows free,
Oh for the life on the rolling sea!