SWEET MARIE 

 

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

© Errol Walsh