Great Big Sea - Mermaid Chords & Tabs


Mermaid Chords & Tabs

Great Big Sea Chords & Tabs

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Mermaid Chords

			     The Mermaid – Great Big Sea
Tabbed by: RJ

Tuning: Standard

This is the gist of what’s going on in this song, as best I can figure. 

Verse (this pattern repeats for each verse):
         C                      F
When I was a lad in a fishing town,

C                              F
Me old man said to me:

                 C                                F
“You can spend your life, your jolly life,

Just sailing on the sea.

               C                              F
You can search the world for pretty girls, 
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                 Am                       Em
‘till your  eyes are weak and dim, 

       F 				 C
But don’t go searching for the mermaid son,

           G                            C
If you don’t know how to swim.”


F			           C
‘Cause her hair was green as seaweed,

       F                            C
Her skin was blue and pale,

        F                              C
Her face it was a work of art,

   F                                       C 
I loved that girl with all my heart,

         F                   C
But I only like the upper part,

G                         C
I did not like the tail.