Take a Message to Mary
(These are the words of a frontier lad) (Who lost his love when he turned bad) Take a message to Mary But don't tell her where I am Take a message to Mary But don't say I'm in a jam You can tell her that I had to see the world Tell her that my ship set sail You can say she'd better not wait for me But don't tell her I'm in jail Oh don't tell her I'm in jail Take a message to Mary But don't tell her what I've done Please don't mention the stagecoach An' the shot from a careless gun You can tell her that I had to change my plans An' cancel out the wedding day But please don't mention my lonely cell Where I'm gonna pine away Until my dying day Take a message to Mary But don't tell her all you know My heart is achin' for Mary Lord knows I miss her so Just tell her that I went to Timbuktu Tell her that I'm searchin' for gold You can say she'd better find someone new To cherish an' to hold Oh Lord, this cell is cold
Written by: BOUDLEAUX BRYANT, FELICE BRYANT
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