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Devilish Mary When I was young an' in my youth, I thought I'd never marry; But ever' time I'm away from home It's hello, gals, won't you marry? It's tararinktum, tararinktum , Tararinktum ready! Well I went down to London town, They called it Londonderry, An' there I spied a purty little gal, They called her Devilish Mary . We got to courtin' very fast An' got in the devil of a hurry; We made up the match that very day An' got married the very next Thursday. We hadn't been married but about three weeks Till she looked as mad as the devil, An' ever' time I said a word She hit me with the shovel. We hadn't been married but about four weeks Till I told her it was best we parted; She didn't say nary a word to me, But she gathered up her duds an' started . If ever I marry ag'in in this world It won't be for love or riches; I'll marry a gal that's six* foot high, So she cain't git in my britches! *usually sung "two". Makes more sense. RG Collected from Emma Dusenbury, Ark., 1930 DT #518 Laws Q4 RG
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