Handsome Harry (MacEdward Leach)

Handsome Harry, handsome Harry Thomas,
He was sued and sued for breach of promise;
He took Mary a-walking through the dell,
And told her don't you dare to tell.

Mary went right home and told her mother,
Ma told Pa and Pa he told her brother;
Her brother told the preacher,
And the preacher tolled the wedding bell.

Don't ever take a girl named Mary,
Don't ever take a girl named Sue;
Never take a girl named Maud nor Carrie,
Those are just the girls
that you would have to marry.

If you'd want to go a-walking,
A-walking through the silvery dell;
Always take a girl named Daisy.
Why?   Because Daisies don't tell.

####.... Variant of Always Take a Girl Named Daisy written by Alfred Bryan and Sam M Lewis with music by George W Meyer. ©1913 George W Meyer Music Company ....####

Sung in 1951 by Theresa White [born c.1934] of Port au Port, NL, and published in MacEdward Leach And The Songs Of Atlantic Canada © 2004 Memorial University of Newfoundland Folklore and Language Archive (MUNFLA).


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