This was originally a Scottish song named Mary and the Solder. It is about a young woman who sees a bunch of soldiers parading and likes to look at one of them. She then tries to get him to marry her. He was not very interested until she tells him she has 50 guineas in her pocket. They get married and live happily ever after. The jig that completes the set is named Jimmy Ward’s.
Recorded at the Legacy concert on July 11, 2008; Justin Murphy (vocal, guitar) Valerie Plested (fiddle) and Don Penzien (bodhrán).