From the recording Mary, Where Were You?

Lyrics

Dead man on the village green
A killer got away unseen
You’re out of breath – What does it mean?
Mary, where were you?
 
You answered so evasively
I said, “Do not lie to me
It’s murder in the first degree
Mary, where were you?"
 
Mary, where were you that night
When the shots were fired and the birds took flight?
Your alibi, it don’t feel right
Mary, where were you?
 
You told me you were home in bed
That’s not what your sister said
Your plain white dress was stained all red
Mary, where were you?
 
Six-gun down at the bottom of a well
Sister swore she’d never tell
Now she thinks she’ll burn in Hell
Mary, where were you?
 
Rumors spread – Suspicions grow
Now the sheriff wants to know
On Friday night a week ago
Mary, where were you?
 
Tell the truth – Tell it straight
How a woman spurned lay in wait
Undying love turned to hate
Mary, where were you?