Magpie Mary.

"Magpie Mary" from the Creekwood Crow CD written & performed by the Pea Pickin' Hearts, © 2014.


words & music by: Rachel Gibson & Jon Ives, © 2014
acoustic guitar: Epiphone EJ-200CE Super Jumbo played by Jon Ives
produced by:  Jon Ives
recorded at: jives mobile studio (Boone, NC)

The story: Magpie Mary is the story of a a young girl that wants for the best in love and life much like the magpie is attracted to all that sparkles. And although it seems that Mary misses the goal at every turn, she shines as bright as the sun nonetheless.

LYRICS:

Magpie, magpie, thief tonight
Mag-Pie Mary taking flight
Magpie, magpie, what have you done?
Mag-Pie Mary, no brighter the sun

Born under the sign, southern spun
Once lived a girl, not to be unsung
She occupied a place from the very start
Never shone as bright as her tin foil heart

Magpie, magpie, thief tonight
Mag-Pie Mary taking flight
Magpie, magpie, what have you done?
Mag-Pie Mary, no brighter the sun

Never one for sorrow, always two for joy
Sparkle on the borrow for the love of a boy
Three before the wedding, four before the door
Silver for the setting, diamond paramour

Stuck between a rock & a rhinestone
Searching for a glimmer of light
Stuck between a rock & a rhinestone
Borrowing against her Tin Foil Heart

Fine feathered nest, six years to wait
But never for her, his best as bait
Eight days a week or nine as it’s told
Never a sparkle, a secret not told

Magpie, magpie, thief tonight
Mag-Pie Mary taking flight
Magpie, magpie, what have you done?
Mag-Pie Mary, no brighter the sun

Magpie, magpie, what have you done?
Mag-Pie Mary, no brighter the sun