African American Children's Songs

Miss Mary Mack

Miss Mary Mack, Mack, Mack,

All dressed in black, black, black,

With silver buttons, buttons, buttons,

All down her back, back, back.

She asked her mother, mother, mother,

For fifteen cents, cents, cents,

To see the elephant, elephant, elephant,

Jump over the fence, fence, fence.

He jumped so high, high, high,

He almost reached the sky, sky, sky,

And he didn't come back, back, back,

Until the Fourth of July, 'ly, 'ly.

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