The Everly Brothers - Take a message to Mary
Tekst en muziek: Felice en Boudleaux Bryant
(1959)






These are the words of a frontier lad
Who lost his love, when he turned bad



Take a message to Mary, but don’t tell her where I am
Take a message to Mary, but don’t say I’m in a jam
You can tell her, I had to see the world
Or tell her that my ship set sail
You can say, she better not wait for me
But don’t tell her I’m in jail
Oh, don’t tell her I’m in jail



Take a message to Mary, but don’t tell her what I’ve done
Please, don’t mention the stagecoach and the shot from a careless gun
You can tell her, I had to change my plans
And cancel off the wedding day
But please, don’t mention my lonely cell
Where I’m gonna pine away
Until my dying day



Take a message to Mary, but don’t tell her all you know
My heart’s achin’ for Mary, Lord knows I miss her so
Just tell her I went to Timbuktu
Tell her I’m searchin’ for gold
You can say, she’d better find someone new
To cherish and to hold
Oh Lord, this cell is cold




Mary, Mary
Oh Lord, this cell is cold









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