I Haven’t Seen Mary In Years

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While walking one day in the country
I saw a gathering crowd
And as my footsteps drew me closer
I smelled the sweet fragrance of flowers

It looking like a family reunion
had my eyes not counted the tears
And an old man sat by a graveyard
I haven’t seen Mary in years

Hold to my hand and lead me
Lead me away from here
I just brought these flowers for Mary
I haven’t seen Mary in years

When Mary and I were first married
we had such plans for our child
But for no reason I started rambling
and like the four winds I just went wild

If I could live my life over
I would bring Mary such cheer
Now she’s gone where she’ll never meet me
I haven’t seen Mary in years

Then the old man left the graveyard
and I walked right by his side
I called his name but through all his shame
his son he did not recognize

Hold to my hand and lead me
lead me away from here
How could I know it was Mama
I haven’t seen Mary in years