Help with Howl: Rugby, Welshisms and saucepans

Otter Perry ottertee at
Thu Mar 17 11:13:13 EST 2005

On Thursday, March 17, 2005, at 05:55 AM, minnow at wrote:

> DWJ knows many of these songs, if not by heart at least bits of
> them (who could resist "He had three children by a mermaid, two were
> kippers, one was me?"), because they are Part Of Our Culture.

My father was the keeper of the Eddystone Light.
He slept with a mermaid one fine night.
Of this union there came three:
A porpoise and a porgy and the other was me.

Yo ho ho The wind blows free.
Ho for the life on the rolling sea.


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those who understand binary and those who don't.

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