BONUS POST

9 Mar

I would like to interrupt these luscious interview posts to tell you that you should obviously LIKE my new MERMAID page on Facebook. Sadly, I am too untechnological to figure out how to put a button on the right-hand column of this blog.

In return I will generously share this gorgeous mermaid song sung by Mississippi John Hurt. My ethnomusicological friend Max Spiegel of The Mudcat Cafe found all kinds of old mermaid folk songs for me, and this was one of my favorites:


 
Blues all on the ocean, blues all in the air.
Can’t stay here no longer, I have no steamship fare.
When my earthly trials are over, carry my body out in the sea.
Save all the undertaker bills, let the mermaids flirt with me.

I do not work for pleasure, earthly peace I’ll see no more.
The only reason I work at all, is drive the world from my door.
When my earthly trials are over, carry my body out in the sea.
Save all the undertaker bills, let the mermaids flirt with me.

My wife controls our happy home, a sweetheart I can not find.
The only thing I can call my own, is a troubled and a worried mind.
When my earthly trials are over, carry my body out in the sea.
Save all the undertaker bills, let the mermaids flirt with me.

Blues all in my body, my darling has forsaken me.
If I ever see her face again, I have to swim across the sea.
When my earthly trials are over, carry my body out in the sea.
Save all the undertaker bills, let the mermaids flirt with me.

Blues all on the ocean, blues all in the air.
Can’t stay here no longer, I have no steamship fare.
When my earthly trials are over, carry my body out in the sea.
Save all the undertaker bills, let the mermaids flirt with me.
 

I know, it’s awesome.

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