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Thread #98805   Message #1963195
Posted By: Bob the Postman
10-Feb-07 - 10:47 AM
Thread Name: Lyr Req: Newfoundland Mermaid song
Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Newfoundland Mermaid song
Is there not a whiff of the troll about these vague requests for Newfoundland song lyrics which have cropped up lately (Wild Irish Rose, My Little Island Home On The Hill, mermaid tra la la)? Of course, people do sometimes post a query and then forget where, but three or four times in a week? Or if not a troll, maybe some old folks' home in Newfoundland has started a learn-to-web-surf programme.

Jim Kweskin covered the mermaid's sister song, cited above, crediting Shel ("Rolling Stone") Silverstein. In the liner notes, Kweskin stated that the song was his toddler's favorite.