Step it out, Mary Musik hoeren

In the village of Kilgory, was a maiden young and fair
Her eyes they shone like diamonds, she had lovely golden hair
But the countryman came riding, up to her father's gates
Riding on a milk-white stallion, he came at the strike of eight.

Step it out, Mary, my fine daughter
Step it out, mary, if you can
Step it out, Mary, my fine daughter
Show your legs to the countryman

I have come to court your daughter, Mary with the golden hair
I have goods and I have money, I have goods beyond compare
I will buy her silks and satin and a gold ring for her hand
I will buy for her a mansion, she'll have servants to command

She said: I love a soldier, I promised him my hand
he got no goods, no money, but I need no house, no land!
But her father spoke up sharply: You will do as you are told,
You'll get married on the Sunday and you'll wear that ring of gold

In the village of Kilgory there's a deep stream flowing by
On her marriage day at midnight she drowned with her soldier boy
In the cottage there was music, you could hear her father say:
Step it out, Mary, my fine daughter, today is your wedding day.

Text und Melodie (c) Irish Traditional