Who Sang Take a Message to Mary? Nick Lowe & Dave Edmunds

Dave Edmunds Seconds of Pleasure cover art
Release information
Release Date: 1980-10
Genre: Rock Blues Pop
Style: New Wave/Power Pop/Rock & Roll
length: 2:29
Lyrics

These are the words of a frontier man
Who lost his love when he turned bad

Take a message to Mary
But don't tell here where I am
Take a message to Mary
But don't say I'm in a jam

You can tell her that I had to see the world
Tell her that my ship set sail
You can say she'd better not wait for me
But don't tell her I'm in jail
Oh, don't tell her I'm in jail

Take a message to Mary
But don't tell her what I've done
Please, don't mention the stage coach
And the shot from a carried gun

You better tell her that I had to change my plans
And cancel out the wedding day
But please, don't mention the lonely cell
Where I'm gonna pine away until my dying day

Take a message to Mary
But don't tell her all you know
My heart is aching for Mary
Lord know I miss her so

Just tell her that I went to Timbuktu
Tell her I'm searching for gold
You can say she better find someone new
To cherish and to hold, oh Lord, this cell is so cold


Tracklist
12" Vinyl 1
  • 1 Teacher Teacher
  • 2 If Sugar Was as Sweet as You
  • 3 Heart
  • 4 Now and Always
  • 5 A Knife and a Fork
  • 6 Play That Fast Thing (One More Time)
  • 7 Wrong Again (Let’s Face It)
  • 8 Pet You and Hold You
  • 9 Oh What a Thrill
  • 10 When I Write the Book
  • 11 Fool Too Long
  • 12 You Ain’t Nothin’ but Fine
    7" Vinyl 2
  • 1 Take a Message to Mary
  • 2 Crying in the Rain
  • 3 Poor Jenny
  • 4 When Will I Be Loved

  • Release information
    label: Columbia
    country(area): United States
    format: 7" Vinyl
    barcode: 074643688611
    script: Latin