Sweet Mary Misc. Unsigned Bands
It was the [G]year of our father [C9]nineteen hundred and[G] seventy six in [D]JA,
when I [Am]first met my Mary, [C]quite contrary to [G]what my mother did [D]say.
[Am]She was a m[G]ountain girl come to S[C9]panish town, I was o[G]nly there for a w[D]hile,
but when I [Am]think back on all the [C]love we shared I [G]just can't but help to [D]smile.
We spent [G]one whole long [D]year tog[C9]ether and at the [G]end I had to [D]go.
By my [Am]Mary's side I [C]wept and cried, I'd [G]never been laid so [D]low.
She said "[G]Boy when you [D]first met [C9]me you were as [G]green as a mango [D]tree
oooo, [Am]now you are a man go [C]back to your land, but [G]first listen careful[D]ly"
you can [G]smoke two pounds of cali [C9]herb by yourself
and [G]try to stand on your [D]head
no matter [Am]how high you get you'll [C]never forget
the [G]wonders of [D]Mary's [G]bed.
Now my [G]Mary's sweet smell was [C9]in my nose and [G]vision it robbed me [D]blind.
And as I [Am]crossed the sea it oc[C]cured to me that i'd [G]left myself be[D]hind.
She was my [G]natural mystic [C9]sweet sugar plumb I still [G]ask why did I [D]go
They say your [Am]first loves your [C]hardest love, and I'd [G]have to say that's [D]so.
And it's a [G]day and another day and a [C9]way and another way
Had a [G]family once, but they're [D]gone
And it don't [Am]strike me as weird there's [C]grey in my beard
but the [G]words still linger [D]on.
The song continues like that, I'm not gonna bother tabbing the last verse,
you can figure it out yourself.
Except for the last line:
You never [Am]know what you've got in t[C]his cruel world
until you [G]realize it's [D]gone. [G] [C9] [G]
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