DESCRIPTION: Dialog; young man asks sweet Mary whether he may ask her parents for her hand. She replies that they will reject his suit; he says he will die of grief. She has a way to save him; "Since my parents are both so contrary/You'd better ask me."
EARLIEST DATE: 1962 (recording, Horton Barker)
KEYWORDS: courting love rejection request dialog humorous
FOUND IN: US(SE)
Horton Barker, "Sweet Mary" (on Barker01)
NOTES [20 words]: Should not be confused with "Farewell, Sweet Mary," although it's just possible that this may be a parody of that song. - PJS
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