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'Twas Friday morn when we set sail,
And we hadn't got far from land,
When the Captain spied a pert mermaid,
With a comb and a glass in her hand.

Oh the ocean waves must roll
And the stormy winds must blow
And we poor sailors are skipping at the top
While the corals lie down below.

While the corals lie down below, below, below



While the corals lie down below.




Up spoke the captain of our gallant ship
And a brave old skipper was he.
"This lovely mermaid has warned of our doom
And we shall sink to the bottom of the sea."




Up spoke the first mate of our gallant ship
And a well-spoken man was he.
"I have me a wife in Salem by the sea
And tonight she a widow will be."




Up spoke the bosun of our gallant ship
And a brave young man was he.
"Well I've got a sweetheart at St. John's by the sea
And tonight she be aweepin' for me."




Up spoke the cook of our gallant ship
And a greasy old knave was he.
"I care much more for my pots and my pans
Than I do for the bottom of the sea."




Then up spoke the Cabin-boy of our gallant ship,
And a dirty little brat was he;
"I have friends in Boston town
That don't care a ha' penny for me."




Then up spoke a sailor of our gallant ship
And a sweet little laddie was he.
"I'm not quite sure I can spell mermaid
But I'm sure going to the bottom of the sea."




Oh the ocean waves do roll
And the stormy winds do blow
And we poor sailors are skipping at the top
While the corals lie down below.




While the corals lie down below, below, below
While the corals lie down below.




Then three times 'round went our gallant ship,
And three times 'round went she,
And the third time that she went 'round
She sank to the bottom of the sea.





Where the corals lie down below, below, below
Where the corals lie down below.



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