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A MERMAID'S SONG.

1 NOW the dancing sunbeams play
2 On the green and glassy sea;
3 Come, and I will lead the way,
4 Where the pearly treasures be.
5 Come with me, and we will go
6 Where the rocks of coral grow;
7 Follow, follow, follow me.
8 Come, behold what treasures lie
9 Deep below the rolling waves,
10 Riches hid from human eye
11 Dimly shine in ocean's caves;
12 Stormy winds are far away,
13 Ebbing tides brook no delay;
14 Follow, follow, follow me.

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Title (in Source Edition): A MERMAID'S SONG.
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Genres: song; refrain

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Poems, by Mrs. John Hunter. London: Printed for T. Payne, Mews Gate, by T. Bensley, Bolt Court, Fleet Street, 1802, p. 104. 

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