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Video: Mean Mary on Fast Banjo — Iron Horse

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Iron Horse

We rode the plains as lovers do
We raced beneath the summer sun
My dusky eyes met his so blue
Our soaring spirits breathed as one
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We blazed our love across the sky
Surrendered to its ancient force
Until the day he said goodbye
And climbed aboard the Iron horse
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CHORUS
I heard its challenge, loud and shrill
As we chased it up the Great Divide
Though my steed had the stronger will
The iron horse had the longer stride
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Its whistle cut me like a blade
I loathed its screaming, smoky cry
How could he leave His Indian maid?
I’ll ride like wind and ask him why
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Astride my fearless painted dun
I chose my pace and set my course
To catch this demon on the run
My steed against this iron horse
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CHORUS
I heard its challenge loud and shrill
As it labored up the Great Divide.
Though my steed had the stronger will
The iron horse had the longer stride
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CHORUS
It roared its challenge loud and shrill
As it labored up the Great Divide.
Though I had the stronger will
The iron horse had the longer stride
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Through the thunder of its blare
I yelled my fury at the beast
Wasted words lost in the air
As it roared its way forever east
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And the iron horse’s speed increased …
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Email subscribers may click on the title of this post to watch the video.
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lyrics: Jean James & Mary James
music: Mary James
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For an extended biography of Mary James, click here.
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Mean Mary, a.k.a. Mary James, got her name from a song she wrote when she was 5: “Mean Mary From Alabam.”


Music, photo, and lyrics included in Vox Populi for educational purposes only.

3 comments on “Video: Mean Mary on Fast Banjo — Iron Horse

  1. triciaknoll
    October 30, 2017

    OMG, this is wonderful. Wonderful country too. Thank you.

    Like

  2. lepastelbleu
    October 29, 2017

    Hi all, I’m an Italian artist and I love very much bluegrass music. Mean Mary is great. Many Thanks.
    Regards form Italy.
    Margot

    Liked by 1 person

  3. Daniel Burston
    October 29, 2017

    Lovely song, great banjo-ing, too. Thanks for this!

    Dan

    Liked by 1 person

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