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Lyr Req: Miss Marcy (from Johnny Horton)

GUEST,Max Walker 02 Mar 09 - 10:33 PM
Jim Dixon 04 Mar 09 - 12:40 PM
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Subject: Lyr Req: Miss Marcy (Pa Married Miss Marcy)
From: GUEST,Max Walker
Date: 02 Mar 09 - 10:33 PM

Hello,
I am 64 years old and when I was a kid, in my teens, my mom used to sing this song. I can't remember the words exactly but they were something like:
    Pa married miss marcy when I was just six,
    ma died when I was just three,
    without her us youngins would have been in a fix,
    she cared for like mothers do.

    Paw was a strange one, he hated the dance,
    he never did go for the thrill,
    so she went with joe wilson when she got the chance
    or tom or sometimes uncle will.
It went on to tell the story of the jealous Paw and a shooting at a sawmill or something, I can' remember. Does any of this ring a bell with anyone??
Max Walker


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Subject: Lyr Add: MISS MARCY (from Johnny Horton)
From: Jim Dixon
Date: 04 Mar 09 - 12:40 PM

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MISS MARCY (BILLY BOY)
Leon Payne
  E                     A          E
Billy boy, Billy boy, sit on the porch.

    E                         A          E
1. Pa married Miss Marcy when I was just six.
                         B7
Ma died when I was just two.
    E                         A             E
Without her, us young'ns would have been in a fix.
                   A          E   B7
She cared for us like mammies do.
2. Billy boy, Billy boy, sit on the porch.
Do you know what went on at the still?
Joe Wilson is dying, Tom Jenkins is dead,
And they say that Pa done shot Uncle Will.

3. Billy boy, Billy boy, sit on the porch.
Do you know what started the fight?
'Twas an hour past milkin' when Marcy got home.
Miss Marcy done stayed out all night.
Miss Marcy done stayed out all night.

4. Dad was a strange one. He hated the dance.
He never did go for such frills.
Marcy went with Joe Wilson when she got the chance,
Or Tom, or sometimes Uncle Will.

5. Now Pa got more jealous day after day.
This morning it came to a head.
Today at the still they all made their play.
On account of Miss Marcy, they're dead.

REPEAT 2.

6. Billy boy, Billy boy, sit on the porch.
You're shaking, boy. What's ailing you?
The blade of your knife is all stained crimson red.
Miss Marcy, well, she's dying too.

Billy boy, Billy boy, sit on the porch.


[Johnny Horton's recording of MISS MARCY was released as a single in 1960. It is on the album "The Legendary Johnny Horton," Harmony LP HS-11384, 1970; and on the 4-disk box set "Johnny Horton - 1956-1960"]


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