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OLD MARY MACK ; OLD MARY MACK, MACK, MACK,

ALL DRESSED IN BLACK, BLACK, BLACK,
WITH HER SILVERY BUTTONS, BUTTONS, BUTTONS,
UP AND DOWN HER BACK, BACK, BACK,
I ASKED MY MOTHER, MOTHER, MOTHER,
FOR FIFTEEN CENTS, CENTS, CENTS,
TO SEE THE ELEPHANT, ELEPHANT, ELEPHANT.
WHO JUMPED THE FENCE, FENCE, FENCE,
AND HE JUMPED SO HIGH, HIGH, HIGH,
TIL HE TOUCHED THE SKY, SKY, SKY,
AND HE NEVER CAME BACK, BACK, BACK
TIL THE FOURTH OF JULY, LY, LY,
TIL THE FOURTH OF JULY.

Where learned: MISSISSIPPI ; MERIDIAN

Subject headings: Ballad Song Dance Game Music Verse -- Children

Date learned: 09-00-1960

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