Scots Sangs Fur Schools

Traditional and new Scots songs for use in Scottish schools

mary mack carmondean

The song is the old tonguetwister Mary Mack, sung by Carmondean Folkscene.

Mary Mack

Mary Mack’s mother’s makin’ Mary Mack marry me
Ma mother’s makin’ me marry Mary Mack
A’m gonna marry Mary,
Mary’ll tak’ care o’ me,
We’ll a’ be makin’ merry when I marry Mary Mack

1.She’s a fine wee lass and her name’s Mary Mack
Mak nae mistake, she’s the lass a’m gonna tak
There’s a lot o’ ither lads wid like tae get upon her track
A’m thinking’ that they’ll hae tae get up early. CHORUS

2.It’s shair tae be a grand affair, grander than the Fair
A coach an’ pair for rich an’ puir an’ everyone that’s there
We’ll dine upon the finest fare, shair tae get ma share
If ah don’t, a’ll  be very much mistaken. CHORUS

3.Mary an’ her mither go an awfy time thegither
Ye very seldom see them the yin wi’oot the ither
An’ the boys often ask me “Is it Mary or her mither,
Or the baith o’ them thegither that ye’r courting’?” CHORUS