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Step it Out, Mary

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In the village of Kilgory, lived a maiden young fair
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Her eyes they shone like diamonds, she had long and golden hair
But the countryman came riding, riding to her father's gates
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 wealthy man

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

I don't want your gold or silver, I don't want you house or land
I am going with a soldier, I have promised him my hand
But her father spoke up sharply, You will do as you are told
You'll get married on a Sunday and you'll wear his ring of gold

In the village of Kilgory there's a deep stream flowing by
Mary drowned herself at midnight, she drowned for her soldier boy
In the cottage there is music, you can hear her father say
Step it out Mary, my fine daughter, for today is your wedding day.