adventures in dysthymia

Monday, January 03, 2011

The idea of this parody came to me as I was playing (around with) some music. Nothing particularly clever here, just a thought that found its way to my typing fingers, and probably not worth extending further than the two verses and chorus. But you never know about that...

MARY JAMES (to the tune of 'Jesse James')

Mary James is a gal that plays the banjo fast,
She really should be seen;
She tears through Cripple Creek and doesn't miss a beat,
That's why they call that girl 'Mean.'

Mean Mary has five strings and she does wondrous things
With them, don't you know;
Remember that name 'cause she is headed for fame,
She's Mean Mary James, she plays banjo.

It is her brother Frank that plays guitar with her
And he is just as good;
He know when to play and he knows when to pray
For Mary can be mean, it's understood!

Mean Mary has five strings and she does wondrous things
With them, don't you know;
Remember that name 'cause she is headed for fame,
She's Mean Mary James, she plays banjo.

Stephen Brooke ©2011

Btw, Mean Mary James has a lot more gigs coming up here in Florida this year, including once again the Florida Folk Festival in May. She'll be swinging through Central and South FL next month for several performance dates.

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