Let The Mermaids Flirt With Me

Mississippi John Hurt’s Let The Mermaids Flirt With Me came out in 1966. I learned of this song while searching for Chicken of The Sea commercials. There was one from 1966, but it had a watermark on it. While searching Mermaid and 1966 I learned of not just this song, but of the Jack Gilford stop motion “The Daydreamer” that has a segmant inspired by Hans Christian Anderson’s ‘The Little Mermaid.’ 1966 was apparently a big year for mermaids.

Below is Mississippi John Hurt’s original version of Let The Mermaids Flirt With Me, as well as several covers of it. So, who sang/played it better folks?



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