Neptune's Car, Ocean-Born Mary Lyrics

Ocean-Born Mary Lyrics

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Neptune's Car - Ocean-Born Mary Lyrics


Mary is rocking in her favorite chair.
She is thinking of another.
While the flames flicker on her long, red hair
She reflects upon a treasure.

Mary was widowed at an early age.
She had four sons and one daughter.
They moved in with another, and she earned her wage
From the Captain who had named her.

Chorus:
It was your destiny to be
Born upon the sea
Named by a man with a cutlass sword
Once your mother gave her word.

Mary was married in a green, silk gown.
There were flowers on the fabric.
Embroidered by a woman in a far-off town
With fine hands so sure and quick.

The cloth was a gift on the day she was born
when her vessel, fair, was boarded.
Her mother made a promise and an oath was sworn
The name, Mary, was recorded.

Chorus

There is a story of a windy night
Shovels digging in the earth.
A chest was carried and bolted tight
Could be something of great worth.

One night, Mary came home to find
The house was dark and silent.
She ran to the orchard in the field behind.
Lord, his end had been violent.

Chorus


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