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ASK ANY MERMAID     
©1983 Sally Fingerett, Green Fingers Music, BMI

Out on the ocean, up on the high deck
Under a clear sky, sunburn, and wanting more
I’m sorry I’ve never done this before
Isn’t it crazy I’m not even sea sick  
It’s up with the sails out with your laughter
It’s the freedom you’re after
I think I’ll go and find me some men

Talk like a sailor, act like a sailor
Brag and boast and tie on a big one
& like the waves we’ll all go
Dancing, rolling, crashing
Down to the shore, Oh look at me
I’m out on the sea, it’s such a wonder
I’ve fallen under a mermaids spell

The smell of the ocean, everyone’s hungry
Cast out your lines, down with your fishing pole
What could you possibly catch in a net with those holes
Pardon me captain you must be mistaken
You chop their heads off I’ll do the pots and pans
Good lord- we’ll fry them up as soon as we can.
The sun’s taken off, music’s the ransom
I’ve got the squeezebox - who’s got the mandolin
I think the time is right to find me some men

Sing like a sailor, act like a sailor.
Brag and boast and tie on a big one
& like the waves we’ll all go
Dancing, rolling, crashing
Down to the shore, Oh look at me
I’m out on the sea, it’s such a wonder
I’ve fallen under a mermaids spell

Out on the ocean, up on the high deck
Under a clear sky, sunburn, and wanting more
Sorry I’ve never done this before
Sorry I’ve never done this before

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