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TURNED UP (AKA "(Mary Ellen At The Church) Turned Up") (Herbert Rule & Harry Castling - 1924) Recorded by: The Two Gilberts; Lily Morris; Florrie Ford; Chas & Dave. In our little village there has been a tragedy Deary, deary me, such a terrible tragedy Mary Ellen Bottomley today should have been wed It's a good job that she didn't, so everybody said Mary Ellen at the church turned up Her Mother turned up and her Dad turned up Her sister Gert and her rich uncle Bert And the parson in his long white shirt turned up But no bridegroom with the ring turned up But a telegraph boy with his nose turned up Brought a telegram that said, he didn't want to wed And they'd find him in the river with his toes turned up The people waiting in the street, they fairly blocked the road They waited in the road for the money the bridegroom owed "My heart is broken", cried the bride, so Jim the butcher's son He rushed into his shop and brought her out another one Mary Ellen at the church turned up Her Mother turned up and her Dad turned up Her sister Gert and her rich uncle Bert And the parson in his long white shit turned up But no bridegroom with the ring turned up But a telegraph boy with his nose turned up Brought a telegram that said, he didn't want to wed And they'd find him in the river with his toes turned up A week went by, then someone learned the bridegroom wasn't drowned He went around and found John asleep in his bed so sound His real wife, she was waiting at the church that day, it's true Said, "If there'd been a wedding, there'd have been a fun'ral too!" Mary Ellen at the church turned up Her Mother turned up and her Dad turned up Her sister Gert and her rich uncle Bert And the parson in his long white shit turned up But no bridegroom with the ring turned up But a telegraph boy with his nose turned up Brought a telegram that said, he didn't want to wed And they'd find him in the river with his toes turned up ******************** 3rd VERSE VARIATION: Now when a day had passed, they found the bridegroom hadn't drowned They went around and found, he was sleeping safe and sound His bride he should have wed there at the church that afternoon Said, "There wasn't any wedding, but there'll be a funeral soon!" (Transcribed by Mel Priddle - August 2013)

    


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