The Sailor and the Mermaid

by Joe Cairney and Friends

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This track was written by Michel St-Pere from Canadian band Mystery and was from their album "Beneath The Veil Of Winters Face". I chose to record this track using various musician friends from all over the world as I love it and it's my all time favourite song.
I'm raising money for the Firefighters Charity as it's a something very close to my heart. I was in the fire service for nearly thirty years and the only source of income they get is through charitable donations from firefighters.
Every single penny raised will go to the charity as there are no overheads except for the cut that Bandcamp take for making the track available for download.
I hope you enjoy my version of this great track and that you will send the link to many friends so we can raise as much money as possible for the Firefighters Charity.
Many thanks again for your purchase,


Copyright © Michel St-Pere

I sailed away for a thousand years
Searching for reasons to know
So many times I've let my fears
Distract my soul from where I have to go
Oceans have rocked this little boat
Often too hard but still it goes
After a storm I only know
How far a distance I must go
I've heard the sound of distant ships in my life
All clouds around

I hear them call my name at night time
Familiar choir echoes afar
Draws me far away from shorelines
To a place I long to know

Caressing wind brush back my hair
Distant shapes keep me awake
Scents of flowers in the air
Evoke lost memories of a lake
In waves she dances
Playing passing close by
The green of her eyes

Reminds me of a distant lifetime
I know I've seen this face before
Her voice invites what's left of my life
To the land of evermore

No more frontiers will ever stand between us
Let go my fear

And let my soul fall in the ocean
As every dolphin rules the sea
Hand in hand we'll sail forever
To where we were meant to be

In the morning they came aboard
They only found this little note
Please tell them all I love them so
But I really had to go...

© Michel St-Pere


released May 1, 2019
Music and Lyrics by Michel St-Pere. "Mystery, Huis"
Keyboards - Hew Montgomery. "Grand Tour, ex Abel Ganz"
Drums - Bruce Levick "Comedy Of Errors, Grand Tour, Machinery"
Vocals - Alan Reed "Daughters Of Expediency, ex Pallas, ex Abel Ganz"
Guitars, Keyboards, Violins - Robert McLung "Telergy" from USA
Bass - John Fitzgerald "Comedy Of Errors, Cateran"
Vocals - Oliver Ruising "Karibow" from Germany
Guitars - Mark Spalding "Comedy Of Errors, Grand Tour"
Vocals - Neil Mackie "The Shine, ex Long Earth"
Bass - Leopold Blue-Sky "Darkhill Studio"
Vocals - Mark Colton "Credo, The Lizzy Legacy, Rotten Aces, The Skandals"
Guitars - Sam McCulloch "Comedy Of Errors, MacFloyd, Oscar Cordoba"
Main vocals - Joe Cairney "Comedy Of Errors, Grand Tour"

Mixed and mastered by Hew Montgomery at Southpark Studios, Glasgow


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