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Sister Mary

Brooker / Reid


Album: MMX

Picture sleeve

 

Cover-version

Words by Keith Reid

The song has developed a lot since it was first heard on the road; names have changed, and words in the chanted sotto voce  sections have been overhauled.

Right, a conjectural version of the words heard on
MMX. Comments welcome

You promised me the moon, familiar tune
I took you at your word, so absurd
My heart is worse for wear, itís so unfair
You left the cupboard bare, but I still care

Oh Sister Mary, you canít choose who you love
Oh Father Leary, your love ainít good enough

You set the church on fire and burnt it down
The angel in the choir, you left town
You brought me to my knees despite my pleas
You killed me by degrees and hit the freeze

Oh Sister Mary, you know your loveís in vain
Oh Father Leary, how could you cause such pain?


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