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.

Chorus:
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.

Chorus

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.

Chorus

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.

Chorus

Comp: Sean McCarthy

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