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MARY
Patty Griffin


Mary you're covered in roses, you're covered in ashes

You're covered in rain

You're covered in babies, you're covered in slashes

You're covered in wilderness, you're covered in stains

You cast aside the sheet, you cast aside the shroud

Of another man, who served the world proud

You greet another son, you lose another one

On some sunny day and always stay, Mary


Jesus says Mother I couldn't stay another day longer

Flys right by me and leaves a kiss upon her face

While the angels are singin' his praises in a blaze of glory

Mary stays behind and starts cleaning up the place


Mary she moves behind me

She leaves her fingerprints everywhere

Everytime the snow drifts, everytime the sand shifts

Even when the night lifts, she's always there


Jesus said Mother I couldn't stay another day longer

Flys right by me and leaves a kiss upon her face

While the angels are singin' his praises in a blaze of glory

Mary stays behind and starts cleaning up the place


Mary you're covered in roses, you're covered in ruin

you're covered in secrets

Your'e covered in treetops, you're covered in birds

who can sing a million songs without any words

You cast aside the sheets, you cast aside the shroud

of another man, who served the world proud

You greet another son, you lose another one

on some sunny day and always stay

Mary, Mary, Mary


PATTY GRIFFIN

Patty Griffin (born Patricia Jean Griffin on March 16, 1964, in Old Town, Maine) is an American Grammy-winning singer-songwriter and musician. Known for her stripped-down songwriting style centered around the folk music genre, her songs have been covered by a host of musicians including Emmylou Harris, Ellis Paul, Rory Block, and the Dixie Chicks. In 2007, she was the recipient of the Americana Music Association's "Artist of the Year" award and her album, Children Running Through, won for "Best Album". ... Read More