Let the Mermaids Flirt with Me

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Initially sirened by Parsonfield’s rendition, Armand was reeled back in by bluesman Scott Ainslie from his album, The Last Shot Got Him. Originally written by W.E. Myers, Hurt set the lyrics to the melody of Jimmie Rodgers’ “Waiting for a Train”.

lyrics

Blue out on the ocean,
Oh, blues all in the air
I can't stay here much longer
I got no steamship fare

Chorus:
When my earthly trials are over
Cast my body out in the sea
Save all the undertaker's bills
Let the mermaids flirt with me

My wife controls my happy home
A sweetheart I cannot find
The only thing I can call my own
Is a worried and a troubled mind

I do not work for pleasure
Earthly peace I see no more
The only reason I work at all
Is to drive the world from my door

Blues all in my body
My sweetheart's forsaken me
If I ever see her face again
I'm going to have to swim across the sea

credits

from The Vox Hunters, released June 6, 2017
AA: lead vox, fiddle
BG: harmony vox, Anglo concertina, harmonica

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The Vox Hunters Providence, Rhode Island

Armand Aromin and Benedict Gagliardi, are musically bound by a shared love of traditional folk music as well as an eclectic amalgam of songs both inside and far outside the realm of ‘folk music’. Armed with two voices, a fiddle, and free reeds, The Vox Hunters present an exciting repertoire of driving dance tunes blended with an unorthodox collection of interesting songs and musical varia. ... more

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