Mary Mack

Mary Mack is a Scottish folk song, a patter song, often sung with a rapid to very rapid tempo, increasing toward the end.


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We'll be singing it in English but here are the Scottish lyrics:

There's a nice wee lass an her name is Mary Mack
Mak nae mistake, she's the miss I'm gaun tae tak
There's a lot o ither chaps wha would get up on her track
But I'm thinkin they'll hae tae get up early
Mary Mack's faither's makin Mary Mack mairy me
My faither's makin me mairy Mary Mack
An I'm gaun tae mairy Mary tae get mairrit an tak care o me
We'll aw be makin merry when I mairy Mary Mack

This wee lass she haes a lot of brass
She haes a lot of gas, her faither thinks I'm class
An I'd be a silly ass tae let the matter pass
For her faither thinks she suits me fairly


Noo Mary an her mither gang an awful lot thegither
In fact you niver see the wan, or the wan withoot the ither
An the fellows often wonder if its Mary or her mither
Or the baith o them thegether that I'm courtin


Noo the weddin day's on Wednesday an everythin's arranged
Her name will soon be changed tae mine, unless her mind be changed
An we're makin the arrangements, faith, I'm just aboot deranged
For mairriage is an awfu undertakin


It's sure tae be a grand affair an grander than a fair
A coach an pair for rich an poor an every pair that's there
We'll dine upon the finest fare, I'm sure tae get ma share
If I don't we'll aw be very much mistaken

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