#02883
Step It Out Mary (Irish Descendants) video
#1307: YouTube video by Notasthinkasudrunkim
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Step it out Mary, my fine daughter,
step it out Mary, if you can;
Step it out Mary, my fine daughter,
show your legs to the countryman.

In the village of Kilgory
there's a maiden young and fair,
Her eyes they shone like diamonds,
she had long and golden hair;
Till the countryman came riding,
he came to her father's gate,
Mounted on the milk-white stallion,
he came at the stroke of eight.

I've come to wed your daughter,
Mary of the golden hair,
I have goods and I have money,
I have wealth beyond compare;
And I'll buy her silks and satins,
and a gold ring for her hand,
I'll build for her a mansion,
she'll have servants to command.

Step it out Mary, my fine daughter,
step it out Mary, if you can;
Step it out Mary, my fine daughter,
show your legs to the countryman.
Step it out Mary, my fine daughter,
step it out Mary, if you can;
Step it out Mary, my fine daughter,
show your legs to the countryman.

Kind sir, I have another,
I have pledged to him my hand,
I don't want your goods nor money,
I don't want your wealth nor land,
Mary's father spoke up sharply:
You will do as you are told,
You'll be married here next Sunday,
you will wear the ring of gold.

Step it out Mary, my fine daughter,
step it out Mary, if you can;
Step it out Mary, my fine daughter,
show your legs to the countryman.
Step it out Mary, my fine daughter,
step it out Mary, if you can;
Step it out Mary, my fine daughter,
show your legs to the countryman.

In the village of Kilgory
there's a deep stream running by,
You'll find Mary there at midnight,
she'll be trying to see her boy;
In the village there'll be music,
and you'll hear her father say:
Step it out Mary, my fine daughter,
Sunday is your wedding day.

Step it out Mary, my fine daughter,
step it out Mary, if you can;
Step it out Mary, my fine daughter,
show your legs to the countryman.
Step it out Mary, my fine daughter,
step it out Mary, if you can;
Step it out Mary, my fine daughter,
show your legs to the countryman.
Step it out Mary, my fine daughter,
step it out Mary, if you can;
Step it out Mary, my fine daughter,
show your legs to the countryman.
Step it out Mary, my fine daughter,
step it out Mary, if you can;
Step it out Mary, my fine daughter,
show your legs to the countryman.

####.... Séan McCarthy [1923-1990] of Listowell, County Kerry, Ireland, 1955. Inspired by a children's skipping ditty heard in Kanturk, County Cork, Ireland ....####
The variant above was recorded by the Irish Descendants (Blooming Bright Star, trk#2, 2001, Sextant Records, Markham, Ontario, Distributed in Canada by Koch International, Recorded in 2000 at Great Big Sea Studio, St John's, NL, Produced by Derek Harrington).

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