Listen close my children
And I’ll tell you all a tale
About a young Irishman
Who set sail

Out on the sea
He met a maiden fair
With scales on her ass
And seaweed in her hair

La dee la dee la dee la dee
Lee dee lee dee lee dee lee dee
Lie dee lie dee lie dee lie dee
Lo dee lo dee lo dee lo dee

Waiting his whole life
For such a catch
As he stared into her eyes,
He knew they were a match

La dee la dee la dee la dee
Lee dee lee dee lee dee lee dee
Lie dee lie dee lie dee lie dee
Lo dee lo dee lo dee lo dee


But alas there was a problem
They could never be
For he belonged on land
And she lived in the sea

La dee la dee la dee la dee
Lee dee lee dee lee dee lee dee
Lie dee lie dee lie dee lie dee
Lo dee lo dee lo dee lo dee


He said “my dear I love you
I wish we could be wed
But I wouldn’t know what to do
Once we got to bed!”

La dee la dee la dee la dee
Lee dee lee dee lee dee lee dee
Lie dee lie dee lie dee lie dee
Lo dee lo dee lo dee lo dee


Then she swam away
Never to return
He cried a single tear
And he threw up on the stern

La dee la dee la dee la dee
Lee dee lee dee lee dee lee dee
Lie dee lie dee lie dee lie dee
Lo dee lo dee lo dee lo dee


He continued on his journey
On the deep blue sea
The only problem was
He was crushed by a tree

La dee la dee la dee la dee
Lee dee lee dee lee dee lee dee
Lie dee lie dee lie dee lie dee
Lo dee lo dee lo dee lo dee

La dee la dee la dee la dee
Lee dee lee dee lee dee lee dee
Lie dee lie dee lie dee lie dee
Lo dee lo dee lo dee lo dee

La dee la dee la dee la dee
Lee dee lee dee lee dee lee dee
Lie dee lie dee lie dee lie dee
Lo dee lo dee lo dee lo dee



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The Irish Seaman song meanings
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