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Mary Hamilton  Joan Baez

On her first album ("Joan Baez"), Baez does this in the key of B. (In "The Joan Baez
Song Book", it's in D.)
[C]Word is to the [F]kitchen [C]gone, and word is to the [G7]hall,
And [F]word is [G7]up to M[C]adam the Q[Am]ueen
And [C]that is the [G7]worst of a[C]ll.
That [F]Mary [G7]Hamilton has [C]borne a [Am]babe, to the [C]highest [G7]Stuart of [C]all.
"[C]Arise, arise Mary [F]Hamil[C]ton, arise and tell to [G7]me,
What [F]thou hast [G7]done with [C]thy wee [Am]babe I [C]saw and heard [G7]weep by [C]thee?"
"[C]I put him in a [F]tiny [C]boat, and cast him out to [G7]sea,
That [F]he might [G7]sink or [C]he might [Am]swim, but he'd [C]never come [G7]back to [C]me."
"[C]Arise, arise Mary [F]Hamil[C]ton, arise and come with [G7]me;
There [F]is a [G7]wedding in [C]Glasgow [Am]town, this [C]night we'll [G7]go and [C]see."
[C]She put not on her [F]robes of [C]black, nor her robes of[G7] brown.
But [F]she put [G7]on her [C]robes of [Am]white, to [C]ride into [G7]Glasgow [C]town.
[C]And as she rode into [F]Glasgow [C]town the city for to [G7]see,
The [F]bailiff's [G7]wife and the [C]provost's [Am]wife cried "[C]ach and [G7]alas for [C]thee."
[C]"Ah you need not weep for [F]me," she [C]cried,"you need not weep for [G7]me.
For had [F]I not [G7]slain my [C]own wee [Am]babe this [C]night I [G7]would not [C]die."
[C]Ah little did my [F]mother [C]think when first she cradled [G7]me,
The [F]lands I [G7]was to [C]travel [Am]in and the [C]death I [G7]was to [C]die."
[C]Last night I washed the [F]Queen's [C]feet and put the gold in her [G7]hair,
And the [F]only [G7]reward I [C]find for [Am]this is the [C]gallows to [G7]be my [C]share."
[C]"Cast off, cast off my [F]gown," she [C]cried,"but let my petticoat [G7]be,
And [F]tie a [G7]napkin '[C]round my [Am]face; the [C]gallows I [G7]would not [C]see."
[C]Then by and come the [F]King him[C]self, looked up with a pitiful [G7]eye,
"Come [F]down, come [G7]down Mary [C]Hamil[Am]ton, to[C]night, you will [G7]dine with [C]me."
"[C]Ah hold your tongue, my [F]sovereign [C]liege, and let your folly [G7]be;
For if [F]you'd a [G7]mind to [C]save my [Am]life, you'd [C]never have [G7]shamed me [C]here.
[C]Last night there were four [F]Mar[C]ys, tonight there'll be but [G7]three.
There was [F]Mary [G7]Beaton and [C]Mary [Am]Seaton and [C]Mary Car[G7]michael and [C]me."

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