Paul Smith Music  Lyrics and Chords
 
               Mary Lou  by Paul Smith
              


About the song
Some songs take a lot of time and thought to write.  Others just seem to
come bouncing right off the wall.  Mary Lou was like that.  It just started
coming.  My wife and I were working in Ocean City and before the job was
through I had the lyrics in mind.   It’s a Blue Grass style song that relates the
frustrating feelings of a guy trying hard to come up with a way to win the
heart of his girl.  This one has a happy ending because he finally figures it out.

 Mary Lou
    by Paul Smith 2001
6 string, capo on 4th fret
                  

Introduction;   D     A  D   Em  A  G       D   D  A  D  A  D  G  D  

A             D                        D
Oh, Mary Lou, what shall I do?
A                  D                                    Em      A7
  To win your love, your love loyal and true?
     A                             G                                              D
      Should I read sweet poetry, or would that be mere vanity,
         A                                   D   A                               D        
          Or would that win from you, Your love loyal and true?
  A             D    
    She said “No dear, that would never do dear.
      A                                D                                Em   A7
        That wouldn’t win for you, my love loyal and true.
          A                     G                                    D
             So be on your way now, till you really learn how.
                 A                        D    A                           D           
                   How to win your love, my love loyal and true.”

                                    (Interlude;  REPEAT VERSE with no lyrics)

Oh Mary Lou, what shall I do?
  To win your love, your love loyal and true?
       If I could right all the world’s wrong, if I could sing you a love song,
            now would that win from you, your love loyal and true?
   
    She said “No dear that would never ever do dear.
          That wouldn’t win for you, my love loyal and true.
               So be on your way now till your really show how,
                    how to win your love, my love loyal and true.”

                                    (Interlude)

Oh Mary Lou, what shell I do?
   To win your love, your love loyal and true?
        If I gave you fair measure, of all my wealth and treasure,
           would that win from you, your love loyal and true?
   
      She said “No dear, my silly little boy dear,
          you can’t buy real love, a love loyal and true,
              so be on your way now, till you really know how,
                  how to win your love, my love loyal and true.”

                                    (interlude)

Oh Mary Lou, now I know what to do.
   How to win your love, your love loyal and true.
       I’m gonna buy you a diamond ring, that’ll make your heart sing,
           and than I’ll marry you, my love loyal and true.
   
    She said “Yes dear, thought you’d never ever guess dear.
        That’ll win for you, my love loyal and true.
             Please stay a little while now, cause you really know how.
                  How to win your love, your love loyal and true.
           A                           G                                          D
             Please stay a little while now, cause you really know how.
               A                          D     A                            D
                  How to win your love, your love loyal and true.

               A     D   A     D     G      D