MARY QUEEN OF ARKANSAS

Live 27 Jun 2000 version


Mary queen of Arkansas, it's not too early for dreamin'
Sky is grown with cloud seed sown, a bastard's love is redeeming
Well, Mary, my queen, your soft hulk is reviving
Nah, you're not too late to desecrate, the servants are just rising

Well, I'm just a lonely acrobat, the livewire is my trade
I've been a shine boy for your acid brat and a wharf rat of your state
Well, Mary, my queen, your blows for freedom are missing
Yeah, not man enough for me to hate or woman enough for kissing

Well, the big top is for dreamers, we can take the circus all the way to the border
And the gallows wait for martyrs whose papers are in order
Yeah, but I wasn't born to live to die and you weren't born for queenin'
Yeah, well it's not too late to infiltrate, the servants are just leavin'

Mary queen of Arkansas, your white skin is deceivin'
Yeah, you wake and wait to lie in bait and you almost got me believin'
Yeah, but on your bed, Mary, I can see the shadow of a noose
I don't understand how you can hold me so tight and love me so damn loose

Yeah, but I know a place where we can go, Mary
Where I can get a good job and start out all over again clean
Yeah, I got contacts deep in Mexico where the servants have been seen


Info

The above lyrics are for the live 27 Jun 2000 performance of MARY QUEEN OF ARKANSAS at Madison Square Garden in New York City, NY, during The Reunion Tour. The song was played in a solo acoustic guitar and harmonica arrangement.

Ticket stub for the 27 Jun 2000 show at Madison Square Garden, New York City, NY
Ticket stub for the 27 Jun 2000 show at Madison Square Garden, New York City, NY
(Taken from Brucebase)
Handwritten setlist for the 27 Jun 2000 show at Madison Square Garden, New York City, NY
Handwritten setlist for the 27 Jun 2000 show at Madison Square Garden, New York City, NY

Credits

Thanks Jake (ol'catfishinthelake at BTX and Greasy Lake) for the lyrics help.

Available Versions

List of available versions of MARY QUEEN OF ARKANSAS on this website:

MARY QUEEN OF ARKANSAS [Album version]
MARY QUEEN OF ARKANSAS [03 May 1972 demo version take #1]
MARY QUEEN OF ARKANSAS [03 May 1972 demo version take #2]
MARY QUEEN OF ARKANSAS [Live 31 Jan 1973 (early show) version]
MARY QUEEN OF ARKANSAS [Live 02 Jun 1973 version]
MARY QUEEN OF ARKANSAS [Live 09 Mar 1974 (KLOL-FM) version]
MARY QUEEN OF ARKANSAS [Live 10 Mar 1974 (late show) version]
MARY QUEEN OF ARKANSAS [Live 27 Jun 2000 version]
MARY QUEEN OF ARKANSAS [Live 27 Sep 2002 version]
MARY QUEEN OF ARKANSAS [Live 22 Nov 2009 version]
MARY QUEEN OF ARKANSAS [Dusty Wright's cover version]

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