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POOR MARY SITS A-WEEPING
Pray, Mary, choose your lover, Your lover, your lover; Pray, Mary, choose your lover On a bright summer's day.
Now you're married, I wish you joy; First a girl, and then a boy; Seven years after, son and daughter; Pray, young couple, come kiss together.
Kiss her once, kiss her twice, Kiss her three times over.
—Barnes, Surrey (A. B. Gomme).
II. Poor Mary is weeping, is weeping, is weeping, Poor Mary is weeping on a bright summer's day.
Pray tell me what you're weeping for, weeping for, weep­ing for,
Pray tell me what you're weeping for, on a bright summer's day?
I'm weeping for my true love, my true love, my true love, I'm weeping for my true love, on a bright summer's day.
Stand up and choose your lover, your lover, your lover, Stand up and choose your lover, on a bright summer's day.
Go to church with your lover, your lover, your lover, Go to church with your lover, on a bright summer's day.
Be happy in a ring, love; a ring, love; a ring, love. Kiss both together, love, on this bright summer's day.
—Upton-on-Severn, Worcestershire (Miss Broadwood).
III. Pray, Sally, what are you weeping for— Weeping for—weeping for ? Pray, Sally, what are you weeping for, On a bright shiny day ?
I am weeping for a sweetheart— A sweetheart—a sweetheart; I am weeping for a sweetheart, On a bright shiny day.







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