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I Miss My Mary

In the style of

Hal Ketchum

Lyrics

a threadbare alibi
a lifetime full
of promise fell from
my mary's eyes
as she saw the
screen door swing

the baby never woke
he lay cradled
in her trembling
he lay safe and
never knowin'
what my leavin'
would bring

i draw my pay
down on the docks
i, i send it off to mary
i might hold
back a dollar
and wash this pain
out of my back

but the pain keeps
a-gettin' clearer
and mary your face
just keeps on fadin'
now the light shines
through this bottle
memories all fade
to black

well i'll see you out
on the street tonight
i'm a lover of a drink
lover of a fight
hold my own
on the dark side
of this town

yes i'm tough as nails
got a heart of steel
i will never fear
for i will never feel

and one more round
would surely
set me right
i miss my mary tonight

they call me the
old man in this bar
sleeves rolled up
and showin'
the faint blue
souvenirs of love
and places i have been

one says u.s. navy
and this one says
darling mary
my mary's
turned to ashes
and the ocean's
turned to gin

well i'll see you out
on the street tonight
i'm a lover of a drink
lover of a fight
hold my own
on the dark side
of this town

yes i'm tough as nails
got a heart of steel
i'll never fear
for i will never feel

oh and
one more round
would surely
set me right
i miss my mary tonight

yeah one more round
would surely
set me right
i miss my mary tonight

Details

  • Duration : 3:11
  • Key : A
  • Genre : Country
  • Year released : 1991
  • Language : English

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