#03134
Mary (Bruce Moss) video
#1834: YouTube video by outportoutlaw
©2010 ~ Used with permission ~

Mary, Mary, will you find someone
to take the place of him,
It's been almost a year now since he went away;
You were only seventeen when you fell in love,
At eighteen years your country
called your man away.

They sent him to a foreign land far across the sea,
With heavy heart you watched his ship sail away;
And when the letter came
it shattered all your dreams,
Your husband gave his life for his country.

Pick up the pieces, try to start again,
Somewhere there's someone waiting for you;
Think of your son, his life has just begun,
Pray to God he'll never have to follow.
Pray to God he'll never have to follow.

Mary, Mary, you're older now,
your hair is turning grey,
The days of war are gone but not forgotten;
Your son has grown into a man,
he's often heard to say,
The price his daddy paid is not forgotten.

Pick up the pieces, try to start again,
Somewhere there's someone waiting for you;
Think of your son, his life has just begun,
Pray to God he'll never have to follow.
Pray to God he'll never have to follow.

Mary, Mary, you're wise with age,
you've seen what hate can do,
It can cause a man to rise against his brother;
The price we pay for war and hate
no one will ever know,
When will mankind learn to love each other?

Yes, pick up the pieces, try to start again,
Somewhere there's someone waiting for you;
Think of your sons, their lives have just begun,
Pray to God they'll never have to follow.
Pray to God they'll never have to follow.

Yes, pick up the pieces, try to start again,
Somewhere there's someone waiting for you;
Think of your sons, their lives have just begun,
Pray to God they'll never have to follow.
Pray to God they'll never have to follow.

####.... Bruce Moss of Portugal Cove, NL. © Performance rights administered by SOCAN. All rights reserrved ....####
Recorded by Bruce Moss (The Islander, trk#7, 1982, Quay Records [1976-1983] Stephenville, NL, produced by Moss/Bishop/Caines, recorded at Clode Sound Studios, Stephenville, NL).

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