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Thread #164536   Message #3938297
Posted By: Jim Carroll
19-Jul-18 - 12:55 PM
Thread Name: Lyr Req: The Mermaid {Child Ballad}
Subject: RE: Lyr Req: The Mermaid {Child Ballad}
Bert Lloyd used to sing a beautiful version of it
If you can't find it, we may have a recording of him performin it live here
Don't go for that awful jolly - jolly Sharp version - please
Drowning sailors didn't sound like that
You may like to look at 'MAID on the SHORE' which, according to Bronson, is a supplement to Broomfield Hill - that's about a Mermaid
George Collins is about a freshwater Mermaid and the best of them all, The Grey Silkie, is about a seal-man
All good piscatorial stuff!!
Jim Carroll