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36               Music of the Waters.
Solo.—She raised herself on her beautiful tail, And gave him her wet white hand, Saying," Long have I waited for you, my dear, You are welcome safe to land. Go back to your messmates for the last time, And tell them all from me, That you're married to a mermaid At the bottom of the deep blue sea."
Chorus.—Rule Britannia.
Solo.—And the anchor was raised and the sails un­furled,
And the ship was running free,
When up we went to our captain,
And this we told to he.
Now the captain he came to the old ship's side,
And out .loud bellowed he—
" Be as happy as you can with your wife, my man,
(There's no divorce court) At the bottom of the deep blue sea."
Chorus.—Rule Britannia.
The words " there's no divorce court " are spoken.
The following song is perhaps the only sailor-song which has ever been made to do duty on a minstrel stage. The song of the " Railway " is known as, and believed by some to be, an Irish national air:—
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In eigh - teen hun - dred and fif - ty - three, I
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sailed' a-way be- yond the sea; Oh! I sailed a-way to A

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