Dar Williams The Ballad of Mary Magdalen Lyrics

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My name is Mary Magdalen
I come from Palestine
Please excuse these rags I'm in
But I've fallen on hard times
But long ago I had my work
When I was in my prime
But I gave it up, and all for love
It was his career or mine

Jesus loved me
This I know
But why on earth
Did I ever let him go
He was always faithful
He was always kind
But he walked off
With this heart of mine

A love like this will come but once
This I do believe
And I'll not see his like again
As I live and breath
And I'm sorry if I might offend
But I will never see
How the tenderness I shared with him
Became a heresy

Jesus loved me
This I know
But why on earth
Did I ever let him go
He was always faithful
He was always kind
But he walked off
With this heart of mine

But I remember nights we spent
Whispering our creed
Our rituals, our sacraments
The stars our canopy
There beneath an olive tree
We'd offer up our plea
God's creation innocent
His arms surrounding me

Jesus loves me
This I know
But why on earth
Did he ever have to go
He was always faithful
He was always kind
But he walked off
With this heart of mine
Dar Sampler Track Listing
  • 1 After All
  • 2 Family
  • 3 If I Wrote You
  • 4 Iowa (Traveling III)
  • 5 It Happens Every Day
  • 6 The Ballad of Mary Magdalen
  • 7 What Do You Hear In These Sounds
  • 8 The Christians and The Pagans
  • 9 The Pointless, Yet Poignant, Crisis of a Co-Ed
  • 10 I Won't Be Your Yoko Ono
  • 11 The Babysitter's Here
  • 12 Joan Baez - Dangling Conversation w-Dar Williams
  • 13 Dar Williams, Joan Baez & Liz Phair - You're Aging Well (live)
  • 14 Mortal City
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