Mary's Waltz Lyrics

Over the Rhine


album: Track 8 in album The Darkest Night of the Year
release date: 1996-12-6
popularity : 2 users have visited this page.
genres: Rock Folk, World, & Country
styles: Alternative Rock/Acoustic/Ethereal

Cover Art

Over the Rhine The Darkest Night of the Year cover art
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There was a blind girl with braids and a black dress
Lived next to me I could tell you the address
I saw her climb out her window one midnight
In to the oak tree scared sacred with moonlight
See Mary dance with the light on her shoulders
She has a secret, like a lover discovers her
Guardian angel with limbs white as lambs wool
Expensive perfume on her feet

Blind Mary taught me how eyes can make pictures
I showed her mine and then she showed me all hers
You have to close them she whispered a warning
Be sure to open them before it's morning

See how we dance with the light on our shoulders
We have a secret like lovers discovering
Guardian angels with limbs white as lambs wool
Expensive perfume on our feet

Mary fell ill on a night in December
And how they tried then to cool down her fever
But she lay so still like a child in a manger
While I closed my eyes tight and prayed for a savior

Let Mary dance with the light on her shoulders
Tell her a secret and let her discover her
Guardian angel with limbs white as lambs wool
Expensive perfume on his feet


Track Listing


CD 1
  • 1 The First Noel
  • 2 Silent Night
  • 3 It Came Upon a Midnight Clear
  • 4 Greensleeves
  • 5 O Little Town of Bethlehem
  • 6 Coal Train
  • 7 Thank You My Angel
  • 8 Mary's Waltz
  • 9 Up North Here Where the Stars...1945
  • 10 Silent Night (duet)
  • 11 O Come, O Come Emmanuel
  • 12 Amelia's Last
  • 13 A Little Lower Than the Angels