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Devilish Mary (2) I went down to New Orleans I didn't have long to tarry But I fell in love with a pretty little girl They called her Devilish Mary. cho: All the boys in that old town, Called her Devilish Mary All the boys in that old town, Called her Devilish Mary She and I jest went to courtin' And we courted while I tarried And in the course of two or three weeks She and I were married Then one day I said to her That she'd better wash the dishes She jumped in the yard and popped her fist And swore she'd wear the britches Then one day I said to her, Better if we were parted And by the time I spoke the words She got her duds and started If ever I marry again in this world Won't be for love or riches I'11 married some little duck-legged girl That cain't wear my britches From the Max Hunter Folk Song Collection Collected from Mrs. Roxie Phillips, AK 1958 DT #518 Laws Q4 RG apr00
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