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Thread #98805   Message #2220642
Posted By: EBarnacle
21-Dec-07 - 08:25 PM
Thread Name: Lyr Req: Newfoundland Mermaid song
Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Newfoundland Mermaid song
Catherine's February 17, 11:07 entry resolves a mystery for me. I collected the final verse from a retired USN bosn. He said his father used to sing it and he had no memory of the remainder of the song. He also had no memory of the melody.

For years, I have been trying to get people to accept it as a missing verse for Jack Was Ev'ry Inch a Sailor. Try the melody, it works and the verse fits the story.

I wonder whether the song predates Jack's creation.