The Mermaids Mandolin

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THE MERMAID’S MANDOLIN
© Bob Wright
G D C G
Sometimes at night when the sky tries to smile
Em D
And the ocean is rolling a soft lullaby
C G C G
Rolling seven/ eleven come heaven come sin
D
The mermaids are playing on their mandolins

(chorus)
G C G
Singing songs that are salty and songs that are blue
Em D
Sing along with the whales and the sailormen too
C G C G
Songs that are easily caught by a breeze
C D G
Songs that belong to the sea


The oceans a wild place the oceans a home
And the ocean can take you to places unknown
It’ll chill you and thrill you and beckon you in
When the mermaids are playing on their mandolins
(chorus)
C G
And the seas are deep…
C G
And the seas are cold…
Em D
And the seas are ancient and old…

It’s the place that we came from and a place that we go
For a sense that the world can be made to go slower
We leave but we always go back there again
When the mermaids are playing on their mandolins
(chorus)

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from The Oyster Aristocracy, released January 1, 2009

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Bob Wright/ Harbortown New York, New York

He is a multi-instrumentalist, an award winning songwriter and Bob Wright songs are often mistaken for traditional songs because their immigrant roots run deep beneath the surface of America and back to the places they came from for nurturing and inspiration. They surface in a modern world, constructed with a modern sensibility and a comforting resonance with the past. ... more

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