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Re: Re(2): Four Marys
So maybe for poetic purposes, 5 Marys didn't fit into the song or her story
certainly wasn't as good as Mary Hamilton's but she went to France with Q.
Mary and was in her Scottish court. Maybe Mary Fleming married earlier than
the others and drifted out of their group.
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From: "Bob Gilbert" <email@example.com>
Sent: Thursday, April 26, 2001 1:23 AM
Subject: Re(2): Four Marys
> firstname.lastname@example.org writes:
> >Mary Flemming was the 4th of the Queen's Marys.
> Yes, but the title of the song is 'Mary Hamilton' and it is Mary Hamilton
> who is hanged for setting her illegitimate baby adrift on the ocean. It
> is Mary Hamilton who says, "Yestreen the Queen had four Marys, the nicht
> she'll hae but three. There was Mary Seton and Mary Beaton, Mary
> Carmichael and me..."
> I would therefore conclude the fourth Mary (the me) of the song is Mary
> bob gilbert
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