Mary Was a Bad Girl
DESCRIPTION: Mary, a bad girl, says "I won't." A good girl, the singer says "I will." In school she says "I write." Leaving,she says "Hooray." Courting, she says "a boy." She gets engaged, marries, has a baby who dies (boo, hoo). Her husband dies (hooray). She dies.
EARLIEST DATE: 1985 (Opie-Game)
KEYWORDS: courting wedding childbirth death playparty
REFERENCES (1 citation):
Opie-Game 71, "Mary Was a Bad Girl" (1 text)
cf. "Nuts in May" (tune, per Opie-Game)
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