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No. 10 - Song - Clive and Chorus

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Clive: I met a Miss Mary Maclean on the boat,
Alone and in charge of the skipper;
The ladies declared her unworthy of note
The sailors pronounced her a clipper.
It wasn't the beauty that bloomed on her cheek,
For some might consider her plain,
But every man in the course of a week
Was spoons on Miss Mary Maclean.
Mary, Mary, quite contrary,
Wouldn't say "Yes" or "No;"
Until she said which one she'd wed
They followed her all in a row.
with Chorus: Mary, Mary, quite contrary,
How does your garden grow?
With splendid swells engaged to Belles
And pretty girls all in a row.
   
Clive: Her first was a curate, seraphic but slow,
The other men called him a softy;
His views I believe were exceedingly "low,"
His aims were remarkably lofty.
He wanted Miss Mary to wed him and come
To live in a Bermondsey Lane,
Instructing the sinners that dwelt in the slum,
Which frightened Miss Mary Maclean.
Mary, Mary, quite contrary,
Sent him away with speed;
She liked the sinners that gave you dinners
And not the poor sinners you feed.
with Chorus: Mary, Mary, quite contrary,
How does your garden grow?
With pious acts and little tracts
For Charity girls in a row.
   
Clive: The next was the Doctor we kept on the ship
To dose us with brandy when ailing;
He hung round her chair for the whole of the trip,
Or helped her to cling to the railing;
He felt for her pulse and he gazed in her eye
Because, as I heard him explain,
Her temperature was uncommonly high,
A warm one was Mary Maclean!
Mary, Mary, quite contrary,
Answered him on the spot:
"When I am ill perhaps I will,
But now I am well I will not!"
with Chorus: Mary, Mary, quite contrary,
How does your garden grow?
With tonic pills to cure the ills
Of passengers all in a row.
With tonic pills to cure the ills
Of passengers all in a row.

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