Step It Out Mary

The Kerry Boys - KB3


Sean McCarthy In the village of Kilgory, there's a maiden young and fair Her eyes they shine like diamonds, she has long and golden hair But the countryman comes riding, rides up to her father's gates Riding on a milk-white stallion, he comes at the strike of eight. Chorus: Step it out, Mary, my fine daughter Step it out, mary, if you can Step it out, Mary, my fine daughter Show your legs to the countryman I have come to court your daughter, Mary of the golden hair I have gold and I have silver, I have goods beyond compare I will buy her silks and satin and a gold ring for her hand I will buy for her a mansion, she'll have servants to command I don't want your gold and silver, I don't want your house and land I am going with a soldier, I have promised him my hand But the father spoke up sharply: You will do as you are told, You'll get married on the Sunday and you'll wear that ring of gold In the village of Kilgory there's a deep stream flowing by On her marriage day at midnight she drowned with her soldier boy In the cottage there is music, you can hear her father say: Step it out, Mary, my fine daughter, Sunday is your wedding day.