Mary Poppins

In the New Testament, the virgin Mary is the mother of Jesus.  When I was working in Brazil, I went to see the movie There’s Something About Mary with Ben Stiller and Cameron Diaz which was in English with Portuguese subtitles.  Mary is a variant of the Hebrew name Miriam, who was the sister of Moses.  Marie is the French form of Mary, directly derived from Latin Maria.  Julie Andrews plays the role of Maria in the Sound of Music.  Let’s not forget Mary Queen of Scots, Mary Shelley and Mary Mallon who became known as Typhoid Mary.  Lisa Marie married Elvis Presley and Maria Shriver was married to Arnold Schwarzenegger.  When Columbus discovered the New World, his flagship was the Santa Maria.

Last week we had My Brother’s Name is Jack where everyone was asked to find a song using the prompt of either Jack/John.  This week we have feminine name prompts of Maria/Marie/Mary and hopefully this will fit for everyone.  Take some time to read the posts of other bloggers who respond to this music challenge, as you will probably find many enjoyable songs and it is quite possibly that you will learn a thing or two.  Share your music with others and post a video, try do some research and let everyone know something about the song that you post.  Show the lyrics, let’s all listen to our favorite songs and explore some new music.  Try to find a song that fits the prompt, then write your post and create a pingback, or you can just place your link in the comments section.

Here are the “rules”:
• Post the lyrics to the song of your choice, whether it fits the theme or not.  If it does not fit, then please explain why you chose this song.
• Please try to include the songwriter(s) – it’s a good idea to give credit where credit is due.
• Make sure you also credit the singer/band and if you desire you can provide a link to where you found the lyrics.
• Link to the YouTube video, or pull it into your post so others can listen to the song.
• Ping back to this post or place your link in the comments section below.
• Read at least one other person’s blog, so we can all share new and fantastic music and create amazing new blogging friends in the process.
• Feel free to suggest future prompts.
• Have fun and enjoy the music.

I am writing about the George M. Cohan song ‘Mary’s A Grand Old Name’ this week.  Next week I will be writing about the song ‘He’s Gone’ by the Grateful Dead.  The upcoming prompts will be:
June 28, 2020 – Cool/Freeze/Heat/Melt
July 5, 2020 – Best/Better/Good/Great
July 12, 2020 – Air/Earth/Fire/Water
July 19, 2020 – Baking/Bread/Cake/Pie/Picnic

60 thoughts on “Mary Poppins

  1. I’m on vacation otherwise I’d so a post. But here goes…

    Along Comes Mary
    The Association

    Every time I think that I’m the only one who’s lonely
    Someone calls on me
    And every now and then I spend my time in rhyme and verse
    And curse those faults in me
    And then along comes Mary
    And does she want to give me kicks , and be my steady chick
    And give me pick of memories
    Or maybe rather gather tales of all the fails and tribulations
    No one ever sees
    When we met I was sure out to lunch
    Now my empty cup tastes as sweet as the punch
    When vague desire is the fire in the eyes of chicks
    Whose sickness is the games they play
    And when the masquerade is played and neighbor folks make jokes
    As who is most to blame today
    And then along comes Mary
    And does she want to set them free, and let them see reality
    From where she got her name
    And will they struggle much…
    When we met I was sure out to lunch
    Now my empty cup tastes as sweet as the punch
    And when the morning of the warning’s passed, the gassed
    And flaccid kids are flung across the stars
    The psychodramas and the traumas gone
    The songs are left unsung and hung upon the scars
    And then along comes Mary
    And does she want to see the stains, the dead remains of all the pains
    She left the night before
    Or will their waking eyes reflect the lies, and make them
    Realize their urgent cry for sight no more
    When we met I was sure out to lunch
    Now my empty cup tastes as sweet as the punch
    Source: LyricFind

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  2. A track from Paul Weller’s Heavy Soul album:

    Yellow strands mingle into red
    Warm air blows, down upon her soft bed
    She licks my face and the feeling spreads
    I’m up in Suzes’ room, flowers bloom-ing-ful
    I’m up in Suzes’ room, where life goes so soon
    She’s anything that you can call free
    She’s everything that she wants to be
    She has everything that you could want to see
    I’m up in Suzes’ room, flowers full in bloom
    I’m up in Suzes’ room, where time goes so soon
    Soon, against the moon
    A big sky paints, but she calls the tunes
    She’s cool that way, how I wish it could stay
    Forever that way

    No one moves, no one can
    When luck rolls its’ coins, they land where they stand
    To make us everything that you never planned
    I’m up in Suzes’ room, people bloom-ing-ful
    Up in Suzes’ room, where life goes so soon

    Source: LyricFind

    Songwriters: Paul John Weller

    Up in Suzes’ Room lyrics © Universal Music Publishing Group

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    1. Not a bad song, but I don’t see how it has anything to do with the prompt. You could have went with Maria by Johnny Mathis, Maria by Blondie, Maria Elena by Lorenzo Barcelata Castro, Cross-Eyed Mary by Jethro Tull, Mary Lou by Young Jessie, Hello Mary Lou by Ricky Nelson, Mary Lou by Buddy Knox, Mary Mary by The Monkees, Sweet Lady Mary by Rod Stewart and Faces, Take A Message To Mary by the Everly Brothers, The Wind Cries Mary by Jimi Hendrix and the Experience, Mary Danced With Soldiers by Emmylou Harris, Mary Ann by Ray Charles, Mary Ann by Link Wray, or Mary Ann by Marianne Faithfull.

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  3. Okay! Let’s try this again 🙂

    Sittin’ in the front row
    Mary of the fourth form
    Turnin’ all the boys on
    She’s turnin’ all their heads around
    Hitchin’ up her short skirt
    Stretchin’ out her long legs
    Pullin’ up her stockings
    She’s combing out her long hair
    Starin’ at the teacher
    Openin’ her lips wide
    Shiftin’ in her seat. Yeah,
    She slowly moves her hips aside

    But in the middle of the night
    She wakes her Mom to turn out the light
    Her make-up’s on and her jeans are skintight
    And she’s heading to the Pillar Bar
    Johnnie looks alright tonight she thinks
    He gives her a smoke and he buys her a drink
    He shoots a frame and they head off into the night.

    Mary of the fourth form.
    Mary of the fourth form.
    Mary of the fourth form.
    Mary of the fourth form.

    Teacher’s losing control
    Thankfully the bell rings
    Mary’s left all alone
    With no one but the teacher
    She quickly drops her pencil
    And slowly bends to get it
    Teacher is a natural man
    His hand moves out to touch her
    She straightens and looks around, yeah
    She laughs and leaves the room, yeah
    Heartbreak for the teacher
    Sweet dreams for young Mary

    But in the middle of the night
    She wakes her Dad to turn out the light
    Her make-up’s on and her jeans are skintight
    And she’s headed to the Pillar Bar

    Johnnie looks great tonight, she thinks
    He gives her a smoke and he buys her a drink
    Shoots off a frame and they head off into the night.

    Mary of the fourth form.
    Mary of the fourth form.
    Mary of the fourth form.
    Mary of the fourth form.

    source: Lyricsbox

    written by Bob Geldof

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