Sweet Mary

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Sweet Mary--Leadbelly
F position, standard tuning, a little sharp of C

Mary, sweet Mary

Oh Mary, sweet Mary

Oh Mary, sweet Mary

Oh Mary, sweet Mary

Nineteen hundred and twenty-three, when the judge took my liberty away from me

In nineteen hundred and twenty-three, when the judge took my liberty away from me

I left my wife wringin' her hands and cryin', sayin', "Lord have mercy on that man of mine."

I left my wife wringin' her hands and cryin', sayin', "Lord have mercy on that man of mine."

Told my wife before I left the land, if I never no more see her do the best she can

I told my wife before I left the land, if I never no more see her do the best she can

Goodbye, Mary, ooo ooo ooo

Oh Mary, ooo ooo ooo

Had the Governor Neff like you got me, I'd a-wake up in the mornin', I'd set you free

If I had the Governor Neff like you got me, I'd a-wake up in the mornin', I would set you free

Goin' back to Mary, sweet Mary

Oh Mary, ooo ooo

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