I one dressed up and went to town
To court a fair young lady
When I inquired about her name
Her name was Devilish Mary

Come fa la ling come, ling come
Fa la ling come, day
Fa la ling come, ling come
Fa la ling come, day

When me and Mary began to spark
She got in a hurry
Made it all up in her mind
She'd marry me next Thursday

Come fa la ling come, ling come
Fa la ling come, day
Fa la ling come, ling come
Fa la ling come, day

Hadn't been married for about two weeks
Before we oughta been parted
Hadn't said one single word
She'd kicked up her heels and started

Come fa la ling come, ling come
Fa la ling come, day
Fa la ling come, ling come
Fa la ling come, day

One day I said to Mary
\"Think we ought to be parted
And just as soon as I said the word
She packed all her clothes and started

Come fa la ling come, ling come
Fa la ling come, day
Fa la ling come, ling come
Fa la ling come, day

She washed my clothes in old soap suds
And filled up my bathtub with switches
She let me know right from the start
She was gonna wear my britches

Come fa la ling come, ling come
Fa la ling come, day
Fa la ling come, ling come
Fa la ling come, day

Now if I ever marry again
It'll be for love not riches
Marry a little girl about two feet high
And she can't wear my britches

Come fa la ling come, ling come
Fa la ling come, day
Fa la ling come, ling come
Fa la ling come, day
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Devilish Mary Lyrics

Odetta – Devilish Mary Lyrics

Songwriters: J BAIRD, PD TRADITIONAL
Devilish Mary lyrics © Warner/Chappell Music, Inc., Universal Music Publishing Group, T.R.O. INC.

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