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The song which inspired the show, this is the story of Granny Pearl and a very special surprise....



Oh the wind, it was billowing into the sail of our little green boat it was
Beautiful, out on our trip, round the island and we were there just because
We’d gone, out on our holiday, oh what a jolly day, down by the sea
We were there all together, mum, dad, sister Heather, granny and me

And the sun, was shining down upon the beautiful ocean rising and falling so
Big and blue stretched just as far as you could see before it met with the blue sky and I
Looked round at all the family, saw just how happily Grandmother Pearl was
Dreaming, there in her wheelchair, the wind in her long hair a young girl again….. But then

Suddenly, she whips off her coat, and dives off the side of the boat,
“Grandma!” I cried, but she called back oh don’t be afraid
For sure as the wind was there in that sail I caught a glimpse of her shiny tail
On the day I found out my Granny Pearl was a mermaid
She was a mermaid….

So a mermaid was she and apparently, every year she returned to the open sea
For she had her relations to find, all of the family she’d left behind
When she’d followed, her heart to the shore,
Fisherman Jim had been her reason for leaving,
They’d met by the sand, from his wreck on the rocks, he’d asked for her hand…

And I learned the truth about Granny that day, watching her dive off that boat and then swim away
Through the waves she went, over and under them,
Splashing, crashing her way through the water and
I thought, this explains a lot
The excessive bathing in baths full of salt,
And the seaview hotels, a beachcomber was she,
her skin was pure oil, her aroma fishy….

And as she dived, she called back to me,
Now you know why I live for the sea
And when I die, in the ocean I want to be laid
For sure as the wind was there in that sail,
I caught a glimpse of her shiny tail
on the day I found out my Granny Pearl was a mermaid


from Granny Pearl- A Magical Tale of the Sea!, released September 4, 2019
Written and performed by Jenny Lockyer
Recorded by Mike Hopkins at Towpath Studio, Pontypool


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Jenny Lockyer UK

I like singing songs that tell stories and / or make people laugh....
I play all sorts of gigs in all sorts of places from cabarets and variety nights to festivals and camping trips, school assemblies, libraries, pubs, clubs and queues in the chemist's and have a regular Music Time session in Croydon for very young children www.musictimejenny.co.uk ... more

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