Devilish Mary

Lyrics: Traditional
Music: Traditional

Played by Jerry Garcia with the Sleepy Hollow Hog Stompers in July 1962. Thanks to Matt Schofield for the lyrics.

When I was young and foolish
Swore I never would marry
I met up with a pretty little girl
Surely we got married

Chorus
Along come a-dink come a-dary
Prettiest girl that ever I saw
Her name was Devilish Mary

We both were young and foolish
She was just a girly
On one word we did agree
The wedding day was Thursday

[chorus]

Hadn't been married but about six weeks
She got as mean as a devil
Every time I looked cross-eyed
She hit me in the head with a shovel

[chorus]

We hadn't been married but about six weeks
We decided to be parted
She packed up all her duds
And down the road she started

[chorus]

Fill my back with old soap suds
Fill my back with stitches
Next I would marry a girl
She can wear the britches

[chorus]

If I ever marry another girl
It'll be for love not riches
Marry a little girl about four feet high
So she can wear my britches

[chorus]

Futher Information
For more information on recordings see Matt Schofield's Grateful Dead Family Discography

 


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