Mudcat Café message #757084 The Mudcat Café TM
Thread #50004   Message #757084
Posted By: MMario
30-Jul-02 - 03:38 PM
Thread Name: Origins: Lady Mary / Palace Grand / The Sad Song
Subject: RE: Lady Mary
The way I see it, from the lyrics, is the un-named man is the lover (or possibly love - but not lover)of the singer - the "Lady Mary" is his wife. Other implications of the lyrics are that the singer was a lower class and/or poorer woman, that Lady Mary had the requisite wealth and/or title needed for a "good" marriage. The man dies - and the singer is asking herself why should she mourn.