Sung by: James Clifton Ferrell
Recorded in Memphis, TN 6/30/63
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I swore I'd never marry.
Well, I fell in love with a pretty little girl,
And sure enough, we got married.
Chorus: Rinka ma dinka ma derry,
Prettiest girl in all this world;
Her name was Devilish Mary.
Hadn't been married about two weeks,
When she got mean as the devil,
And every time I looked cross-eyed,
She'd wop me over the head with a shovel.
Hadn't been married about six months,
When we got mad and parted.
She bundled up her little duds,
And down the road she started.
Also found in Randolph, Vol. III, #437.