Monday, November 11, 2013

Lady Mary's Eyes

I finished making a better recording of this is a Janis Ian song originally written for Mary Black, but I rephrased a mere few words for Lady Mary Crawley in Downton Abbey.  This time added some great shots of Lady Mary from google, I claim no ownership to the photos.   The song could be covered under the parody laws, but I truly claim no copyright to Janis's beautiful song. I do request that you search our Janis's song, or a cover by Gaelic Storm; and you too will be reminded that Lady Mary's Eyes accent her style with a warm auburn hue. The lyrics:

Mary's eyes are auburn hue
And her hair's Newcastle gold
And she walks the thin white line between the body and the soul.
She's as faithful to her history
As a servant to his task;
For she's standing on the bones of England's past.

She's singing of the graces
And the balance of the grand,
'Til I can almost feel my senses slipping through my trembling hand.
And I wonder as I hear her,
That the spirit still shines through
And she can reach across the ocean deep and break my heart in two...

Mary's wise and she is foolish;
She's as constant as the tide.
For it's a woman's heart that beats beneath that stubborn girl's pride.
We are saints and we are sinners,
We are heros we are theives. We are all of us servants on the road to the abbey.


So let us cheer of glass of wine
To the East where Downton lies,
And we will stare across the waters
For a glimpse of Mary's eyes.
We are ships without a harbor,
We are sailors on dry land,
And the show goes on forever
Even though the Crawley's can't.

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