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Fascinatin’ Rhythm: Mary, Ann, and Mary Anne, 08/25/18

Aug 19, 2018


Episode # 1834

8/25      Mary, Ann, and Mary Anne—The Mary’s are all over the place in popular song. The names represent sweetness and innocence in the early years of the century, but when they’re Irish they exhibit more than a little moxie. The songs range from the tender to the comic—from Mary (“Long before the fashions changed”) to “Marion, You’ll Soon Be Marryin’ Me.”

Fun Fact: Did you know dependig on where you live (at least in the US) you might pronounce the words "Mary," "Marry," and "Merry" all as the same word? Check the map above to see where you line up!