The Burgoyne Mermaid
On a quaint little island called Salt Spring
On a farm just above Burgoyne Bay
When the sun rises over the meadow
It can steal your breath away.
There dwelt on this farm a young damsel
Independent and strong was her way
She was raising her boys and her chickens
Many long hours she worked every day.
His eyes were blue as Windex;
His beard was cobweb grey;
His face it was well weathered
And he stole her heart away.
And when her work was all finished
She loved to frolic and play
Skipping down to the bay in the sunshine
She'd disrobe and jump into the bay.
She would frolic and splash in the water
She would watch all the boats in the bay.
Came a day that she spied a strange boat there
She decided to swim out that way.
He sat on his boat drinking whiskey
And the sun sparkled gold on the bay.
In the glistening diamonds he saw her,
Sure a mermaid was swimming his way.
"Fair Maiden, I have some hot coffee
Or whiskey if you'd care too stay;
Fresh towels and sheets I'm not short of,
For I don't see your kind every day"
"Oh Sir, you are both kind and handsome
And my thanks for the offer you made
But my boys and my chickens are waiting
Though another time maybe I'll stay."
Then sadly she turned and she left him
And slowly she swam 'cross the bay.
But she came back the very next evening
With her toothbrush and her negligee.