Blue-Eyed Mary
 


Citation

“Blue-Eyed Mary,” Appalachian State University Libraries Digital Collections, accessed August 11, 2022, https://omeka.library.appstate.edu/items/show/31398.


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Title

Blue-Eyed Mary

Description

One leaf, typewritten on the front side. The document is in good physical condition. The document was laminated.

Subject

Folk songs -- United States Love -- Songs and music Flowers -- Songs and music

Publisher

W. L. Eury Appalachian Collection, Appalachian State University

Date Created

4/27/2007

Contributor

I. G. Greer

Rights

The images and audio files contained in the "So Mote It Ever Be: The Folksong Heritage of North Carolina's Northern Blue Ridge Mountains" collection are available for free personal, non-commercial, and educational use, provided that proper citation is used (e.g. I. G. Greer/W. Amos Abrams Manuscript Files Series, Folksong Files Subseries. W. L. Eury Appalachian Collection. Special Collections. Appalachian State University, Boone, NC). Any commercial use of the materials without the written permission of Appalachian State University is strictly prohibited. Please contact the Appalachian State University W. L. Eury Appalachian Collection with specific questions or with requests for further information.

Format

pdf

Language

English
English

Type

Typescript

Transcription

Blue-Eyed Mary

Come tell me, blue-eyed stranger,
Say whither doe’st thy roam?
Over this wide world a ranger,
Hast thou no friend or home?

They call’d me blue-eyed Mary,
When friends and fortunes smiled,
But oh, how fortunes vary,
I now am sorrows child.

Come here, I’ll buy thy flowers,
And east thy hapless lot,
Still wet with warming showers,
I’ll buy for get-me-not.

Kind sir, then take these posies,
They are fading like my youth,
But never like these roses,
Shall wither Mary’s truth.

Look up thou poor forsaken,
I’ll give thee house and home,
And if I am not mistaken,
Thou will never wish to roam.

Born thus to weep my fortune,
Though poor I’ll virtuous prove,
I early learnt this caution,
That pity is not love.

No, no sweet blue-eyed stranger,
I’ll not give thee hand and heart,
Be not a friendless ranger,
We never more will part.

Once more I am happy Mary,
Once more has fortuned smiled,
Who never from virtue vary,
May yet be fortunes child.

Classification Title

Blue-Eyed Mary

Document Title

Blue-Eyed Mary

Dimensions - Original

213 mm x 279 mm

Upload Date

2013-10-22

File name

113_BlueEyedMary_ocr

Transcription Date

2006-05-24

Transcribed By

Susan G. Pepper

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