Sweet Mary-Queen of Smiles

Mary-Queens of Smiles

Mary-Queens of Smiles

 

This song was written at the request of the staff at Harvest House Publishers  (publisher of our books) located in Eugene, Oregon. Their intent was to honor one of the most delightful individuals on the planet who has been a long time member of the Harvest House team.

Her name is Mary and according to Bob Hawkins, president of the company, she is known for being a master at delivering some very interesting and humorous twists of words and familiar quips.

Bob sent some of his favorite “Maryisms” and using his list, the lyric was created. I had a great time putting this lyrical puzzle together and wanted to let our friends hear it.  The recording was sent to Harvest House and was played at a party held in Mary’s honor. Enjoy the colorful Maryisms” shown in the lyric below.

 

SWEET MARY-THE QUEEN OF SMILES

 

I WAS HAVING A REAL BAD DAY ONE DAY

BUT LET ME TELL YOU HOW IT CHANGED

I WENT TO SEE THE QUEEN OF SMILES

SWEET MARY IS HER NAME

AND BY THE TIME WE SAID GOODBYE

SHE HAD ME TALKING ON A CLOUD

BECAUSE OF WHAT SWEET MARY SAID TO ME

LIFE IS SO MUCH BETTER NOW

 

SHE SAID I WON’T DENY THE TRUTH OF IT

I’LL JUMP RIGHT TO THE CHASE

THERE WILL BE TIMES WHEN YOU’LL GET CAUGHT

BETWEEN A ROCK AND A FIREPLACE

BUT WHEN ITS RAINING ON YOUR THUNDER

AND LIFE IS CHOMPING DOWN YOUR NECK

THAT’S WHEN YOU’LL SEE THE LIGHT GO OFF

SOMEWHERE IN YOUR HEAD

 

CHO…

THERE’S NO WORRY FOR THE RESTLESS

SHE SAID, LET ME STIPLIFY

WHEN THE SHOE GOES ROUND THE OTHER WAY

YOU WON’T HAVE TO WONDER WHY

AND WHEN YOU HEAR THE HOOVES OF HORSES

BUT YOU JUST CAN’T SEE THE COWS

…..I’M NOT REAL SURE JUST WHAT THAT MEANS

BUT I FEEL BETTER SOMEHOW

 

THEN SHE LOOKED RIGHT STRAIGHT INTO MY EYES

AND SHE SAID AS WE HAD LUNCH

BEATING YOUR HEAD AGAINST A DEAD HORSE

WILL GET YOUR SHACKLES IN A BUNCH

AND AS SHE SIPPED HER EPHENDORPHENS

SHE SAID, MY CHILD I THINK YOU GOT IT

A DOLLAR IN THE HAND IS BETTER THAN

TWO BIRDS IN THE POCKET

 

CHO….

THERE’S NO WORRY FOR THE RESTLESS

SHE SAID…LET ME STIPLIFY

IF YOU HAVE TO HIT THE DOOR RUNNIN’

JUST PRAY IT OPENS WIDE

AND WHEN YOU HEAR THE HOOVES OF HORSES

BUT YOU JUST CAN’T SEE THE COWS…

….WELL, I’M STILL NOT SURE JUST WHAT THAT MEANS

BUT I FEEL BETTER  SOMEHOW

I JUST FEEL BETTER WHEN SWEET MARY IS AROUND

 

S. CHAPMAN

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