Sweet Marie

Written by

Errol Walsh

You been talking in your sleep

Oh my sweet Marie

You been talking, honey-talking

But honey you ain’t talking to me

Late at night, when that moon is bright

And the midnight oil is burning

I can hear you calling out

Tossing and a-turning


Who you talking to Marie?

Does he think you're special?

Does he know that the nature of your love is superficial?

That you won't stay round long enough

To reap what you been sowing

Only long enough to check

Which way the wind is blowing


Oh Marie, sweet Marie, you as sweet as candy

Why don't you stay a while and lay a little loving on me


Sweet Marie, my sweet Marie

I wish you could stay longer

Oh Marie, my sweet Marie, you satisfy my hunger

'Cos you just like some old honey bee

And me, I'm like a flower

And you just come and go Marie

Just like a summer shower


Oh Marie, sweet Marie, you as sweet as candy

Why don't you stay a while and lay a little loving on me

Oh Marie, Lord Marie, you so fine and dandy

Why don't you stay a while and lay a little loving on me