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Joan Baez – Mary Hamilton chords
On her first album ("Joan Baez"), Baez does this in the key of B. (In "The Joan Baez Song Book", it's in D.)C F C G7Word is to the kitchen gone, and word is to the hall,F G7 C AmAnd word is up to Madam the QueenC G7 CAnd that is the worst of all.F G7 C Am C G7 CThat Mary Hamilton has borne a babe, to the highest Stuart of all.C F C G7"Arise, arise Mary Hamilton, arise and tell to me,F G7 C Am C G7 CWhat thou hast done with thy wee babe I saw and heard weep by thee?"C F C G7"I put him in a tiny boat, and cast him out to sea,F G7 C Am C G7 CThat he might sink or he might swim, but he'd never come back to me."C F C G7"Arise, arise Mary Hamilton, arise and come with me;F G7 C Am C G7 CThere is a wedding in Glasgow town, this night we'll go and see."C F C G7She put not on her robes of black, nor her robes of brown.F G7 C Am C G7 CBut she put on her robes of white, to ride into Glasgow town.C F C G7And as she rode into Glasgow town the city for to see,F G7 C Am C G7 CThe bailiff's wife and the provost's wife cried "ach and alas for thee."C F C G7"Ah you need not weep for me," she cried,"you need not weep for me.F G7 C Am C G7 CFor had I not slain my own wee babe this night I would not die."C F C G7Ah little did my mother think when first she cradled me,F G7 C Am C G7 CThe lands I was to travel in and the death I was to die."C F C G7Last night I washed the Queen's feet and put the gold in her hair,F G7 C Am C G7 CAnd the only reward I find for this is the gallows to be my share."C F C G7"Cast off, cast off my gown," she cried,"but let my petticoat be,F G7 C Am C G7 CAnd tie a napkin 'round my face; the gallows I would not see."C F C G7Then by and come the King himself, looked up with a pitiful eye,F G7 C Am C G7 C"Come down, come down Mary Hamilton, tonight, you will dine with me."C F C G7"Ah hold your tongue, my sovereign liege, and let your folly be;F G7 C Am C G7 CFor if you'd a mind to save my life, you'd never have shamed me here.C F C G7Last night there were four Marys, tonight there'll be but three.F G7 C Am C G7 CThere was Mary Beaton and Mary Seaton and Mary Carmichael and me."