To Mary

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    This is the debut EP of indie ukulele duo, Ukelypstix, based in Sydney NSW.
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This poem was written by Frank Love Pratten (my great grandfather) for his wife Mary as he lay dying of cancer in the 1920s. I found it one day as I was leafing through a family photo album and was inspired to set it to music - enjoy.

lyrics

To Mary

Goodbye my own dear love to you
Remember me when thou art far away
For unto you I swear I will be true,
True as steal forever and a day

And you my darling you will be,
True to me as I to thee
True love ‘ere must never part,
If we did, t’would break my heart

For I love you Oh sweet Mary
Love you more than words can tell
Far far better than ought other,
Child do I not love thee well?

May He keep you safe from danger,
May you come back true to me
May your heart be mine forever,
Thus my darling it must be

credits

from m'Wah!, released March 10, 2017
Lyrics Frank Love Pratten/ Music Suze Pratten
Performed by Ukelypstix
Recorded by Marc Scully at Studio 57

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Ukelypstix Sydney, Australia

With a penchant for lipstick, eucalypts and ukuleles, Ukelypstix have a uke up each sleeve and a tale to tell.
Ukelypstix is the brainchild of two veteran performers, Alannah Russack and Suze Pratten.

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