This was recorded at the Legacy concert on July 11, 2008;  Justin Murphy (vocal, guitar) Valerie Plested (fiddle) and Don Penzien (bodhrán).

This was originally a Scottish song named Mary and the Solder. It is about a young woman who sees a bunch of solders parading and likes to look at one of them. She then tries to get him to marry her. He was not very interested until she tells him she has 50 guineas in her pocket. They get married and live happily ever after.

The jig the completes the set is Jimmy Ward's (a.k.a. Ward’s Favorite and The Clare).

This video is also posted on YouTube.

Mary and the Soldier