Henrik Norbeck's Song Lyrics

Step It Out Mary

Sheet Music (and more information about this song)

In the village of Kildorey, there lived a maiden fair,
Her eyes they shone like diamonds, she had long and golden hair,
A countryman came riding, up to her father's gate,
Mounted on a milk white stallion, he came at the stroke of eight.

Step it out Mary, my fine daughter,
Step it out Mary, if you can,
Step it out Mary, my fine daughter,
Show your legs to the countryman.

I have come to court your daughter, Mary of the golden hair,
I have wealth and I have money, I have goods beyond compare,
I will buy her silks and satin, and a gold ring for her hand,
I'll build for her a mansion, she'll have servants to command.


Oh kind Sir I love a soldier, I have pledged to him my hand,
I don't want your wealth nor money, I don't want your house nor land,
Mary's father spoke up sharply: You will do as you are told,
You'll be married on a Sunday and you'll wear the ring of gold.


In the village of Kildorey there's a deep stream running by,
They found her there at midnight, she drowned with the soldier boy.
In the cottage there is music, you can hear her father say:
Step it out, Mary, my fine daughter, Sunday is your wedding day.


Comp: Sean McCarthy

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