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Eddystone Light

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My father was the keeper of the Eddystone Light
And he slept with a mermaid one fine night
Out of this union there came three –
A porpoise and a pogy and the other was me

Yo ho ho, the wind blows free
Oh, for a life on the rolling sea

One night on deck when moon was dim,
I was singing a verse from the evening hymn
A voice from the starboard shouted, “Ahoy”
And there was me mother, sitting on the buoy


Tell me what has become of my children of three
My mother then she asked of me
One’s exhibited as a talking fish
And the other was served on a chafing dish


Then the phosphorous flashed in her seaweed hair
When I looked again me mother wasn’t there
Her voice came echoing out of the night,
“To hell with keeper of the Eddystone Light!”


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