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Cousin Mary was a lady who could really hold her own
She went fighting for her country
She went fighting for her home
Then there's the time she lost her husband
He was fighting for the right
She'll be leaving in the morning
Won't you please say goodnight

All the money in the world
Couldn't tie old Mary down
You can believe her when she tells you
She's had her turn around
There could be knights and kings in amour
Horses waiting just to fight
She'll be leaving in the morning
Won't you please say goodnight
She'll be leaving in the morning
Won't you please say goodnight
Oh lovely lady
Oh lovely lady always out there (pause)
She'll be leaving in the morning
Won't you please take good care

Oh lovely lady
Oh lovely lady
Always out there (pause)
She'll be leaving in the morning
Won't you please take good care


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    Song MeaningThis song is about Mary, Queen of Scots, who was Queen of Scotland, who then abdicated and was executed ("she'll be leaving in the morning") on the morning of February 7, 1587.

    If you listen to the song with that in mind, then lyrics like "Then there's the time she lost her husband, He was fighting for the right" (her husband died in a battle), "There could be knights and kings in armor, Horses ready just to fight" (obvious), "You can believe her when she tells you, She's had her turn around" (Mary acceded to the throne when she was only six days old), "She went fighting for her country, She went fighting for her home" (she fought in a civil war), and "All the money in the world, Couldn't tie old Mary down" (she abdicated the throne) will make sense.

    Also, as the band Fludd is Canadian, and the country was under the British monarchy at the time, Canadians would refer to other old British colonies (Commonwealth) like Scotland, Ireland and Australia as their "cousins", hence the "Cousin Mary" song title.
    VinmanFron October 20, 2016   Link

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