Mary Ann Regrets

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Burl Ives

Burl Icle Ivanhoe Ives (June 14, 1909 - April 14, 1995) was an American actor, writer and folk music singer. As an actor, Ives's work included comedies, dramas, and voice work in theater, television, and motion pictures. Music critic John Rockwell said, "Ives's voice ... had the sheen and finesse o… more »

I saved up my money to buy my sweetheart some flowers 
For Saturday's date and I restlessly counted the hours. 
Then today in the mail I received this short little note 
And I broke down inside at the message that her mother wrote. 

Mary Ann regrets she's unable to see you again;
We're leaving for Europe next week, she'll be busy till then.
They know that she loves me, but poor boys don't fit in their plan. 
Good-bye true love, good-bye my sweet Mary Ann. 

The weeks have gone by not a word have I heard since then; 
In the papers I read of the far away places she's been. 
I can't eat, I can't sleep for over and over again 
My mind reads that letter and I cry for my Mary Ann.

Mary Ann regrets she's unable to see you again;
We're leaving for Europe next week, she'll be busy till then.
They know that she loves me but poor boys don't fit in their plan.
Good-bye true love, good-bye my sweet Mary Ann.

My Mary Ann died, they said she just wasted away; 
If I could have seen her I know she'd be living today.
For we loved each other and if they'd have left us alone, 
Today she'd be wearing my ring, not a blanket of stone. 

Mary Ann regrets she's unable to see you again; 
We're leaving for Europe next week, she'll be busy till then. 
They know that she loves me but poor boys don't fit in their plan.
Good-bye true love, good-bye my sweet Mary-Ann

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