Irish Stew Of Sindidun

Step It Out Mary

In the village of Kildorey, there’s a maiden young and fair
Her eyes they shone like diamonds, she had long and golden hair
And a countryman came riding, came up to her father's gate
Mounted on a milk white stallion, he came at the stroke of eight

Step it out Mary, my fine daughter
Step it out Mary, if you can
Step it out Mary, my fine daughter
Show your legs to the countryman

I've come to court your daughter, Mary of the golden hair
I have gold and I have silver, I have goods beyond compare
I will buy her silks and satin and a gold ring for her hand
I'll build for her a mansion, she'll have servants to command

Oh kind sir I love a soldier, I've pledged to him my hand
I don't want your wealth nor money, I don't want your goods nor land
Mary's father spoke up sharply: You will do as you are told
You'll be married on next Sunday and you'll wear that ring of gold

In the village of Kildorey, there's a deep stream running by
They found Mary there at midnight, she drowned with the soldier boy
In the cottage there is music, you can hear her father say:
Step it out Mary my fine daughter, Sunday is your wedding day

Author: Trad. /arr. Irish Stew Of Sindidun