Mississippi John Hurt — Let the Mermaids Flirt With Me lyrics

The page contains the lyrics of the song "Let the Mermaids Flirt With Me" by Mississippi John Hurt.

Lyrics

Blues all on the ocean, blues all in the air
Can’t stay here no longer, I have no steamship fare
When my earthly trials are over, carry my body out in the sea
Save all the undertaker bills, let the mermaids flirt with me
I do not work for pleasure, earthly peace I’ll see no more
The only reason I work at all, is drive the world from my door
When my earthly trials are over, carry my body out in the sea
Save all the undertaker bills, let the mermaids flirt with me
My wife controls our happy home, a sweetheart I can not find
The only thing I can call my own, is a troubled and a worried mind
When my earthly trials are over, carry my body out in the sea
Save all the undertaker bills, let the mermaids flirt with me
Blues all in my body, my darling has forsaken me
If I ever see her face again, I have to swim across the sea
When my earthly trials are over, carry my body out in the sea
Save all the undertaker bills, let the mermaids flirt with me
Blues all on the ocean, blues all in the air
Can’t stay here no longer, I have no steamship fare
When my earthly trials are over, carry my body out in the sea
Save all the undertaker bills, let the mermaids flirt with me