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Marry! Marry! Marry!

Submitted By Lucille Jarrell

Taken from "Gathering Memories" compiled by the Samuel H. Hairston School 7th grade 1984-85, Ridgeway, Virginia.

Marry in red, you'll wish yourself dead.

Marry in black, you'll wish yourself back.

Marry in brown, you'll live in town.

Marry in yellow, you'll be ashamed of your fellow.

Marry in green, you'll be ashamed to be seen.

Marry in blue, you'll always be true.

Marry in white, you'll always be right.