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written for mighty Mary, the saddest story in circus elephant history.

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Big Mary she dropped like the thunder of god
When the rain came after thought it would never stop.
Big Mary big Mary hanging on a chain.
Red didn't know his business and so he got slain
WAIT

Children stood around pointed and laughed
The grown folks astonished at the shadow she cast
They hollered and howled that justice be served
The chain broke under the strain, her body trembled the earth

Big Mary
Big Mary

Big Mary dropped like the thunder of God
When the rain came after thought it might never stop
Big Mary big Mary hanging from a crane
World don't never need to see that happen again

the blacksmith shot five times into her side
didn’t even break her mighty stride
charlie sparks he made the decision grave
send the mighty mary off to her final stage
Mid september, nineteen and sixteen
shipped her off by rail to Erwin, Tennessee
mary mary you did astound
didn’t know how big you were til you hit the ground

BIG MARY
BIG MARY

Mary dropped like the thunder of god
the rain came after never thought it could stop
mary mary hanging on a chain
red poked you in the ear so you stepped on his brain
mary mary hanging on a chain
world don’t never need that to happen again

mary mary hanging on a chain
mary mary hanging on a chain
mary mary hanging on a chain
mary mary hanging on a chain

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released March 10, 2015
Recorded at the Morbitorium, Seattle, WA September 2014
written, produced and mixed by Incroyable
performed by Peculiar Pretzelmen
copyright 2015

art by Robert Nix Nixon

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