Mary Ann

Words and Music by :  

Recorded by Harry Belafonte on:
LP : R4P-5054
CD: PDC2-1295

Also recorded by:
Brothers Four CS8270, FE1434CD,
Kingston Trio    
Greg MacDonald  GMM1996  
Little Sparrow LP110  
Lord Invader SFW CD40454  
Merrymen MM1015  
Simons  
Steelasophical  
Larry Adler  
Stan Wilson  

Lyrics:

All day, all night, Mary Ann
Down by the seaside siftin' sand
Even little children love Mary Ann
Down by the seaside siftin' sand.


Mary Ann, Oh, Mary Ann
Oh, won't you marry me?
We can have a bamboo hut
With brandy in the tea
Leave your fat old mama home
She never will say yes
If your mama don't know now
She can guess (it's in the mail now!)

All day, all night, Mary Ann
Down by the seaside siftin' sand
Even little children love Mary Ann
Down by the seaside siftin' sand.

When she walks along the shore
People pause to greet
White birds fly around her
Little fish come to her feet
In her heart is love
But I'm the only mortal man
Who's allowed to kiss
My Mary Ann(Everybody!)

All day, all night, Mary Ann
Down by the seaside siftin' sand
Even little children love Mary Ann
Down by the seaside siftin' sand.


And when we marry, we will have
A time you never saw
I will be so happy
I will kiss my mother-in-law (Phooey!)
Children by the dozen
In and out the bamboo hut
One for every palm tree
And cocunut (Don't rush me!)

All day, all night, Mary Ann
Down by the seaside siftin' sand
Even little children love Mary Ann
Down by the seaside siftin' sand.
Down by the seaside siftin' sand...