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Lyr Add: Lazy Mary Will You Get Up

GUEST,.gargoyle 24 Apr 05 - 01:46 AM
masato sakurai 24 Apr 05 - 03:41 AM
masato sakurai 24 Apr 05 - 05:02 AM
katlaughing 24 Apr 05 - 10:04 AM
SINSULL 24 Apr 05 - 03:30 PM
Q (Frank Staplin) 24 Apr 05 - 04:00 PM
masato sakurai 24 Apr 05 - 09:46 PM
Azizi 24 Apr 05 - 10:32 PM
GUEST,.gargoyle 24 Apr 05 - 10:48 PM
Q (Frank Staplin) 25 Apr 05 - 12:54 AM
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Subject: Lyr Add: LAZY MARY
From: GUEST,.gargoyle
Date: 24 Apr 05 - 01:46 AM

LAZY MARY

"Lazy Mary" was collected by Maude Minish Sutton from Mell Searcy, Chimmney Rock, North Carolina, ca. 1928, In the "Game and Rhymes: section (ed Paul G. Brewerster) of the Frank C. Brown Collection of North Carolina Folklore (Duke University Press) Durham, North Caroliina, I 55. Without music. As noted in Emrich, Duncan ,

American Folk Poetry - An Anthology

- 1974 p 34-35. "Play-Pary, Courting, and Kissing Games and Songs." In this game Lazy Mary lies down in the center of a ring with he mother kneeling beside her, attemptin to persuade her to get up. Butt and bread is not much of an induement, but a yound mand with rosy checks is quite a different matter. Again, it is a pairing game with a kiss to seal the getting up.

((One sung by my our family's mother on weekends to rouse us up for church - a good memory circa 1955

Lazy Mary, will you get up,
Will you, will you, will you get up?
Lazy Mary, will go get up.
Will you get up today?

Wat will you give me for a my breafast.
For my breakfast, for my breakfast.
If I'll ge tup today?

spoken Butter and bread

No mother. O wont get up
, I wont's get up, I won't get up.
No motheer, I won't get up,
I won't get up today

Lazy Mary, will you get up,
Will you, will you, will you get up?
Lazy Mary, will go get up.
Will you get up today?

(spoken) {peas and cornbread)

No, mother, I won't get up,
I won't get up, I won't get up,
No mother I won't get up, I wont't get up today.

Lazy Mary, will you get up,
Will you, will you, will you get up?
Lazy Mary, will go get up
. Will you get up today?

What will you give me for my supper,
For my supper, for my supper,
What will you give me for my supper
If I'll get up today?

(Spoken) Nice young man with rosy checks.

Yes, mother I will get up,
I will get up, I will get up,
Yes, mother, I will get up,
I will get up today.

Sincerely,
Gargoyle


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Subject: Lyr & Tune Add: LAZY MARY
From: masato sakurai
Date: 24 Apr 05 - 03:41 AM

The tune to "Lazy Mary" is "The Mulberry Bush." See also Eloise Hubbard Linscott, Folk Songs of Old New England (Macmillan, 1939, pp. 31-33, with tune).

X:1
T:Lazy Mary
M:8/6
L:1/8
B:William Wells Newell, Games and Songs of American Children (1884; rpt. Clearfield, 1992), p. 96
K:G
G2 G G G B|d2 B G2 G|A2 A A2 G|F2 E D2 z|
w:La-zy Ma-ry, will you get up, will you get up, will you get up?
G2 G G G B|d2 B G2 G|A2 A B2 A|G3-G2z|]
w:La-zy Ma-ry, will you get up, Will you get up to-day?

"Lazy Mary, will you get up,
Will you get up, will you get up,
Will you get up to-day?"

"What will you give me for my breakfast,
If I get up, if I get up,
If I get up to-day?"


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Subject: RE: Lyr Add: LAZY MARY - Will You Get Up
From: masato sakurai
Date: 24 Apr 05 - 05:02 AM

"Lazy Mary" is in Iona & Peter Opie's The Singing Games (pp. 269-70) with annotation.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Add: LAZY MARY - Will You Get Up
From: katlaughing
Date: 24 Apr 05 - 10:04 AM

We used to take our mother breakfast in bed, sometimes, on the weekend, while singing this to her, but never with so many verses, that I remember, and a slight variation:

Lazy Mary will you get up,
Will you get up, will you get up?
Lazy Mary will you get up,
So early in the morning?

Good memories here, too.

kat


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Subject: RE: Lyr Add: LAZY MARY - Will You Get Up
From: SINSULL
Date: 24 Apr 05 - 03:30 PM

There was a 50s semi-Calypso song called Lazy Mary.

Lazy Mary, you have to get up!
She answers back "I am not able."
Lazy Mary will you get up
We need the sheets for the table.

You better not marry a fireman
He'll come and go
Go and come...

Can't remember more.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Add: LAZY MARY - Will You Get Up
From: Q (Frank Staplin)
Date: 24 Apr 05 - 04:00 PM

The tune for the version posted by Gargoyle was provided ("sung by Miss Nell Searcy, 1927") in the Frank C. Brown Collection, Vol. 5, "The Music of the Folk Songs," Ed. J. P. Schinhan, p. 509.
It is similar to "The Mulberry Bush." A melodic relationship with "Marry-Ma-Tansa" is suggested (Gomme I 369)


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Subject: Tune Add: LAZY MARY
From: masato sakurai
Date: 24 Apr 05 - 09:46 PM

X:1
T:Lazy Mary
M:6/8
L:1/8
K:F
B:Frank C. Brown Collection of North Carolina Folklore, vol. 5, p. 509
S:Sung by Miss Nell Searcy, Chimney Rock, Rutherford county, 1927
F2 F F F A|c2 A F2 F|
w:Laz-y Ma-ry, will you get up; Will
G2 G G2 G|G2 E C3|F2 F F F A|
w:you get up, will you get up? Laz-y Ma-ry, will
c2 A F2 F|G2 B A2 G|F3-F2z|]
w:you get up; Will you get up to-day?_

A similar game "Mary Brown" is discussed in Gomme's Traditional Games, vol. I, pp. 364-68.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Add: LAZY MARY - Will You Get Up
From: Azizi
Date: 24 Apr 05 - 10:32 PM

The words to this song as provided by Iona and Peter Opie's The Singing Game {Oxford University Press, 1985, pps. 269-270} are:

Lazy Mary, will you get up, will you get up, will you get up,
Lazy Mary, will you get up, will you get up today?

No, Mother, I won't get up, I won't get up, I won't get up,
No, Mother, I won't get up, I won't get up today.

What will you give me if I get up? etc.

A slice of bread and a cup of tea. etc.

No, Mother I won't get up, etc.

What will you give me if I get up? etc.

A hunk of bread and a slice of cheese, etc.

No, Mother I won't get up, etc.

What will you give me if I get up? etc.

A hunk of fat and a roasted rat, etc.

No, Mother I won't get up, etc.

What will you give me if I get up? etc.

A nice young man with rosy cheeks, etc.

Yes, Mother, I will get up, I will get up, I will get up,
Yes, Mother, I will get up, I will get up today.

Lazy Mary, you had to get up, you had to get up, you had to get up,
Lazy Mary, you had to get up, you had to get up today.
-snip-

This game song's performance is described as:
"A ring with mother and daughter in the centre, the daughter with closed eyes. The mother advances and retreats. Not surprisingly the game does not appear in any collections aimed at children...Crofton found it jumbled up with other games in Dukinfield, Chesire, c1875. The daughter sits with 'wi' pinny up to her face' in the ring and asked
       What shall I have to my breakfast,
       If I get up today?
       Tea and toast to your breakfast
       If you get up today.
       No, Mother, no! I winna get up,
       I winna get up today.

It had become entangled with 'The Keys of Heaven' in Devon and Somerset by the 1920s, but by that time was fully alive as an independent game in the United States and Dublin, wher is was 'still very popular' in 1975."

end of quote.

I presume that the Opies were referring to the game being 'still very popular' in Dublin in 1975 and not in the United States.

I have no recollection of "Lazy Mary" from my childhood. Nor do I remember the song performed by any pre-schools or otherwise during my childrens' childhood. And there has been no mention whatsoever of this song in my informal gams song collection from 1997 to date [primarily among African Americans in the Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania region.]

****

Sinsull, I've never heard the Calypso song that you mentioned.
But I'll be on the look-out for it in the Calypso books & records that I have and I'll post the information if I find any.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Add: LAZY MARY - Will You Get Up
From: GUEST,.gargoyle
Date: 24 Apr 05 - 10:48 PM

Mr. AZIZI



It is a sincere pleasure to have you contributing to the Digital Traditions community....you are a breath of salted air....and an heir without salt.



It was your posting in March which led to today's GRASS addition...thank you!



May your calipso never miss a beat and your drums stay dented.



Sincerely,

Gargoyle


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Subject: RE: Lyr Add: LAZY MARY - Will You Get Up
From: Q (Frank Staplin)
Date: 25 Apr 05 - 12:54 AM

Gargoyle, it is Ms. But I agree.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Add: LAZY MARY - Will You Get Up
From: Q (Frank Staplin)
Date: 25 Apr 05 - 02:17 PM

Lyr. Add: SHE WON'T GET UP

It ain't no use, she won't get up,
Won't get up, won't get up,
It ain't no use, she won't get up,
She won't get up today.

Oh, daughter, I'll give you a nice new dress,
Nice new dress, nice new dress,
Oh, daughter, I'll give you a nice new dress,
If you'll get up today.

Oh no, mother, I won't get up,
Won't get up, won't get up,
Oh no, mother, I won't get up,
I won't get up today.

Oh daughter, I'll give you a cow and calf,
Cow and calf, cow and calf,
Oh daughter, I'll give you a cow and calf,
If you'll get up today.

I don't want no cow an' calf,
Cow an' calf, cow an' calf,
I do not want no cow an' calf,
An' I won't get up today.

Oh daughter, I'll give you a nice young man,
Nice young man, nice young man,
Oh daughter, I'll give you a nice young man,
If you'll get up today.

Oh yes, mother, I'll get up,
I'll get up, I'll get up,
Oh yes, mother, I'll get up,
I'll get up today!

Mr. Jack Ramsdell, Oklahoma, 1932. "...learned the song in northwestern Arkansas in the [18]90's."
Vance Randolph, 1946 (1980), "Ozark Folksongs," vol. 3, no. 396, pp. 121-122, Univ. Missouri Press.

See "Eppie Marly" and "Elsie Marly" in the DT and thread 24231 for aN old 'won't get up' song from England. Elsie Marly

"Whistle Daughter, Whistle" in the DT and thread 9379, no attribution but possibly the version in Sharp-Karpeles: English folksongs is somewhat similar in form, but doubtfully related. This song also appears in Randolph, vol. 1, no. 109, pp.410-412, verses quite different, from Missouri.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Add: LAZY MARY - Will You Get Up
From: Q (Frank Staplin)
Date: 25 Apr 05 - 04:10 PM

The "Lazy Mary" with the 'fireman' verse is not calypso, but Neapolitan. It was a hit for Lou Monte some years back. See thread 2837: C'e 'na luna 'mmiezzo mare
Mama also offered a fisherman and a salami merchant in addition to the 'pompero' (the fireman, he'sa gonna pump my daughter), also a polizzio (policeman, with a club in his hand, he'sa gonna ...). Well, you get the idea.

There were several parodies in English, perhap someone put it to a calypso beat. The recorded English versions destroyed the bawdy content; the one I seem to remember was by Bing Crosby.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Add: LAZY MARY - Will You Get Up
From: Azizi
Date: 26 Apr 05 - 10:01 AM

Gargoyle and Q, what a wonderful way to start my day!

I appreciate the compliment.

I have learned so much from Mudcat posters & threads about my special interest-children's rhymes- and about other genres of folk music.

I'm glad that others find my contributions worthwhile!


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Subject: RE: Lyr Add: Lazy Mary Will You Get Up
From: GUEST
Date: 05 Sep 14 - 07:56 PM

writen words in italin for the folk song lazy mary


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