The Mermule

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From"Tender is the Heart"


Well the Mermule is his name
Robbing riverboats is his game
He's the helter and the skelter
In the Mississipi delter
And the bandit of the Grand Old Dame
Well the Mermule is his name
Robbing riverboats is his game
Every ever-lovin' Cap'n
Lives in fear of what will happen
When their ferries he decides to claim
One time in Mississip
On a riverboat trip
There's a young child fell overboard
We was sure she was drowned
Not a prayer she'd be found
But she turned up on the shore
It was a right kind beast
What saved my life she said
It just came from the water
Had a fish for a bodder
And a mule for a head
Well the Mermule is his name
He's a dumping ground of undue blame
Is he just misunderstood
Perhaps his heart is truly good
But if we catch him then he's going to hang
Well the Mermule is his name
Robbing riverboats is his game
He's the helter and the skelter
In the Mississipi delter
And the bandit of the Grand Old Dame
(Jeff Kleiner - jaw harp)
Copyright 2003 Zach London

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