Miss Mary

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Angels announce you with trumpets
Crown you with jewels and stars
Hercules lives
Next door to Venus and Mars
Beside your pretty blue shoulder
Something may trouble Jerome
Now that you're up with your friends
I know you'll never come home

Singing so babe, I know this song
Miss Mary I'm nothing without you
Everything I've done is wrong
Miss Mary I'll try not to doubt you

I walk in their brilliant parade
Banish the primitive gloom
Now I know where I can find you
Hung up in some Frenchman's room
Pitiful Magdelena for all to see
Must have been beautiful
So just show a little mercy to me

Singing hey babe, I sing this song
Miss Mary I'm nothing without you
Everything I've done is wrong
Miss Mary I try not to doubt you

There at the foot of your staircase
I stood to take in the scene
All the ashes of roses
The veined steps of marble
Purple, gold and green
Oh I wish you were my queen

They only want to possess you
Lock you away in a vault
Such a heavenly vision
And dress you up in blue
I guess it's not their fault

I know this song
Miss Mary I'm nothing without you
Everything I've done is wrong
Miss Mary I'll try not to doubt you

So babe, I sing this song
Miss Mary you're my queen of heaven
Everything I've done is wrong
Miss Mary will I be forgiven

Miss Mary
Words byElvis Costello
Music byZucchero Fornaciari

Background:
 This song is unreleased by Elvis Costello.
Only known performance:
February 15, 1998, Cremona, Italy
     (1 known performance)


Zucchero version

Performed byZucchero
AlbumsMiserere, 1992
CollectionsSongs Of Elvis Costello: Bespoke Songs, Lost Dogs, Detours & Rendezvous, 1998
Length4:27
Zucchero: MiserereZucchero Miserere album cover.jpg

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