Ole Paddy O’Dea lived by the bay
Of the beautiful Emerald Isle.
Fishermen say, there are mermaids at play,
And he had been searching awhile.
Peter O’toole knew of a pool
Where the finned ladies were known to swim.
The very thought of it, made Paddy drool,
But Peter just wouldn’t show him.
So Paddy thought, then went out and bought
Grumpy Peter a barrel of rum
Soon the route to that pool, Paddy was taught
When Paddy made Peter his chum.
Say what you may of Paddy O’Dea
After he got wind in his sails.
But it may explain why they look that way,
Since all of his children have scales.