Where Mermaids Dwell

This is the closing song for the Songs from the Sea album and was later also used as the closing song for the Undersea Selections album. It starts out as Ariel writing a letter to the listener, and then the mermaid chorus comes on as though to invite you into their underwater realm. The melody and harmony of this song totally make it a worthwhile listen. It really would have made an awesome song for the series, because of its haunting and seductive tone, the mermaid chorus sounding very much like the Sirens of the sea.

(printable version)

Ariel:
Well dear friend, it's time to put this letter into a bottle. And hope the ocean current brings it back to you. Maybe soon you'll come to visit me, even if only in your dreams. Just follow the mermaid song and you'll find me. Til then, your friend, Ariel.

Mermaids:
Come to the place where mermaids dwell
Follow the call of trumpet shells
We'll fill your sails with friendly winds
And point the way with shining fins
And you can bid your cares farewell

Come to the place where mermaids dwell
In dreams you know the way so well
For if you hope and you believe
You'll see the golden nets we weave
You'll hear the stories that we tell
Where mermaids dwell
(Where mermaids dwell)
Where mermaids dwell
(Where mermaids dwell)

There are dolphins to ride for pleasure
And starfish that twinkle all night long
Strings of pearls and sunken treasure
And a mermaid song

Come to the place where mermaids dwell
Where shimmering ocean waters swell
Where laughing children of the waves
Play hide and seek among the caves
And ride a seahorse carousel

Come to the place where mermaids dwell
(Come to the place where mermaids dwell)
In dreams you know the way so well
For if you hope and you believe
You'll see the golden nets we weave
You'll hear the magic in our spell
Where mermaids dwell
(Where mermaids dwell)
Where mermaids dwell
(Where mermaids dwell)
Where mermaids dwell
(Where mermaids dwell)
Where mermaids dwell...


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