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Take A Message To Mary

Felice Bryant, Boudleaux Bryant

(Official lyrics @ www.bobdylan.com)


3 May 1969
cd imgSELF PORTRAIT

  Self Portrait recording session 3, Nashville TN - 3.may.1969  

These are the words of a frontier lad
Who lost his love when he turned bad.

Take a message to Mary
But don't tell her where i am
Take a message to Mary
But don't say i'm in a jam.

You can tell her that i had to see the world
Tell her that my ship set sail
You can say she'd better not wait for me
But don't tell her i'm in jail
Oh don't tell her i'm in jail.

Take a message to Mary
But don't tell her what i've done
Please don't mention the stagecoach
An' the shot from a careless gun.

You can tell her that i changed my plans
An' cancel out the weddin' day
But don't mention my lonely cell
Where i'm gonna pine away
Until my dyin' day.

Take a message to Mary
But don't tell all you know
My heart is achin' for Mary
Lord knows i miss her so.

Just tell her that i went to Timbuktu
Tell that i'm searchin' for gold
You can say she'd better find someone new
To cherish an' to hold
Oh Lord, this cell is cold.  up
    

 Recording dates & record list

3 May 1969 1 SELF PORTRAIT