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Thread #30935   Message #399951
Posted By: GUEST,Hoot & Fidget
16-Feb-01 - 11:55 PM
Thread Name: Lyr Req: Virginia Variant on The Mermaid
Subject: Virginia Variant on The Mermaid
On the Recording Rolling Down To Old Maui the group Jolly Jack recorded a variant of "The Mermaid" which they called "The Sailor's Song". Attributed to the singing Michael Yates, one of the verses goes like this

Well the first on the deck was the captain of the ship
A fine young captain was he
He's ?????????????????????
We've all done wrong
And we'll sink to the bottom of the sea.

My problem is the line with all the question marks in it. I simply can't figure out what they are saying. Can anyone please help me with this?