“O Mary, Come Down!”
Shanty, though just barely, really more of a call-out. "Oh Mary, come down with your bunch of roses, come down when I call, oh Mary. Oh Mary come down!"
The text of this looks very like a fragment of "Come Down You Roses/Blood Red Roses." But the tune looks different, and there is no chorus, and the purpose is different. Susan Lawlor split them, and I am very tentatively going along. - RBW
- cf. "Blood Red Roses" (lyrics)
- Hugill, p. 368, "O Mary, Come Down!" (1 short text, 1 tune) [AbEd, p. 277]
- Harlow p. 29, "A Sing Out" (1 short text, 1 tune)
- Roud #9165
- BI, Hugi368