Sung by: James Clifton Ferrell
Recorded in Memphis, TN 6/30/63

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When I was young and foolish,
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.

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