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Handsome Harry, handsome Harry Thomas,
He was sued and sued for breach of promise;
He took Mary a-walking through the dell,
And told her don't you dare to tell.
Mary went right home and told her mother,
Ma told Pa and Pa he told her brother;
Her brother told the preacher,
And the preacher tolled the wedding bell.
Don't ever take a girl named Mary,
Don't ever take a girl named Sue;
Never take a girl named Maud nor Carrie,
Those are just the girls that you would have to marry.
If you'd want to go a-walking,
A-walking through the silvery dell;
Always take a girl named Daisy. Why?
Because Daisies don't tell.
Sung by Theresa White [born c.1934] of Port au Port, NL, and published in MacEdward Leach And The Songs Of Atlantic Canada © 2004 Memorial University of Newfoundland Folklore and Language Archive (MUNFLA).