by The Hollyfelds  (

Oh I'm just an old man in love with the ghost
Of a girl who was just passing through
And if we should meet when I pass through the gate
I'll spend forever with my loving Mary Lou

Well she was thin and tall and plenty pretty
When they met at the factory where they both worked in the city
He said "darling, I've got my sights set on you
Take my hand and be my loving Mary Lou."

They bought a little blue house out in the country
He went to work and she stayed home with the babies
Times were tough but there were good times too
Long as he had his loving Mary Lou

After a long, hard battle
She lost the fight
He held her hand as she sailed up
And into the night
He whispered "my heart will always be true
To you, my loving Mary Lou."