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​Mary Lee

This song is by The Cats and appears on the album Hard To Be Friends (1975).

I got in town tonight, I wasn't feeling right
Stopped in a lonely bar for a drink or two
The lights were turned down low and the whiskey started to flow
Then I saw a girl looking lonely too

She was a wild barroom woman
Looked just like the girl I used to know
The girl I left in Tennessee with our daughter Mary Lee
And on a night like this, I miss them so

I drank the whiskey down, moved my mind around
The jukebox played a song from way back home
She put her hand on mine, oh lord, it felt so fine
She said: "Hey, there ain't no cause to drink alone"

She was a wild barroom woman
Looked just like the girl I used to know
The girl I left in Tennessee with our daughter Mary Lee
And on a night like this, I miss them so

And god knows I wanted more but I had felt that hand before
I closed my eyes and saw a memory
And when she said her name, I cried out loud in shame
She said: "Everybody calls me Mary Lee"

She was a wild barroom woman
Looked just like the girl I used to know
The girl I left in Tennessee with our daughter Mary Lee
And on a night like this, I miss them so

She was a wild barroom woman
Looked just like the girl I used to know
The girl I left in Tennessee with our daughter Mary Lee
And on a night like this, I miss them so