They called her wistful Mary a gazing out to sea
Waiting for her William a gone four score and three
Conscripted as a sailor to fight the Spanish lee
And she’ll watch the ships come in ‘till her William she doth see
Yes she’ll watch the ships come in ‘till her William she doth see

She’s now called walking Mary and she walks down by the shore
Her William’s still not come back home it’s now been four months more
She bought her pants and shirt and coat and short her hair has shorn
And jumped a clipper ship one day to come back never more
Yes she jumped a clipper ship one day to come back never more

They call him master Marlin and a cabin boy is he
The crew taught him sword fighting from the captain learned to read
The gunner taught him how to shoot an eye both dead and keen
She became the greatest privateer to sail the seven seas
She became the greatest privateer to sail the seven seas

And now she’s first mate Marlin and the crew follow her lead
Her secrets kept behind closed lips as she sails on the sea
Until a fateful moment in a pub one day on leave
When she saw her William laughing there a lass upon his knee
When she saw her William laughing there a lass upon his knee

She screamed I’m angered Mary and out she pulled a gun
The flint it sparked the pan it flashed as William tried to run
The ball caught him betwixt the eyes, poor William he was done
She took his ship the seas to sail a Pirate to become
She took his ship the seas to sail a Pirate to become

And now she’s Devilish Mary a terror on the seas
And many a proud strong captain well she brought them to their knees
Beware the lass a spurned just once for she’ll ignore your pleas
And take your ship set you adrift to drown in the salt sea
Yes she’ll take your ship set you adrift to drown in the salt sea
Yes you’ll walk the plank greet Davey Jones and drown in the salt sea






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Devilish Mary song meanings
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