Mudcat Café message #1963592 The Mudcat Café TM
Thread #98805   Message #1963592
Posted By: McGrath of Harlow
10-Feb-07 - 07:57 PM
Thread Name: Lyr Req: Newfoundland Mermaid song
Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Newfoundland Mermaid song
There's Yeats' version of the Mermaid meets Sailor story:

A mermaid found a swimming lad,
Picked him for her own,
Pressed her body to his body,
Laughed; and plunging down
Forgot in cruel happiness
That even lovers drown.