Mary Jane

Music by The Tune Wranglers (1936)

Lyrics by The Tune Wranglers, Ralph Stanley, & J. Byrd Fuddly


VERSE ONE

Not too many miles from here / So they tell me once a year / Lives a maiden who's got me on a string / She's the worst you ever saw, She nearly broke my jaw / And she made me carry my left arm in a sling


She's a female pugilist / Gracious Moses! What a fist / She'll knock you where you won't come back again / Well her nose is like a cork, she's the terror of New York / She's my long, skinny, lanky Mary Jane


CHORUS ONE

Oh Jane, good ol' Jane - Come back to your boyfriend once again / Oh they say her teeth are false so they rattle when she walks / She's my freckle faced, consumptive Mary Jane


VERSE TWO

Well, she promised to meet me when my clock struck seventeen / At the stockyard just three miles out of town / They had pig's feet and sow's ears,  tough ol' Texas steers - Sirloin steaks were fourteen cents a pound


She's my darlin', She's my daisy / She's knock-kneed and she's lazy / She's humpbacked, bowlegged, and she's lame / Oh they say she's mighty nice and her armpits smell like spice / She's my long, skinny, lanky Mary Jane


CHORUS TWO

Oh Jane, good ol' Jane - Come back to your bonehead once again / Oh they say her breath is sweet, but I'd rather smell her feet / She's my freckle faced, consumptive Mary Jane


VERSE THREE

Well,  it was just the other day, right before she went away, She was eating cake, I think she caught a fly / Well she kicked off both her shoes and she got the yellow blues / And she laid down on the floor and took a cry


She's my darlin', She's my daisy / She's knock-kneed and she's lazy / She'shumpbacked, bowlegged, and she's lame / Well they say that she is crazy but I think she is insane / My long, skinny, lanky Mary Jane


CHORUS THREE

Oh Jane, good ol' Jane - Come back to your bonehead once again / Well her feet are full of bunions and her breath is full of onions / You're my long, skinny, lanky Mary Jane


You're my freckle faced, consumptive Mary Jane





Mary Jane