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Mary Ann was the United Kingdom entry at the Eurovision Song Contest 1979 in Jerusalem performed by the group Black Lace. With the UK national final in 1979 scrapped by labor disputes at the BBC, an audio-only final voted on by regional juries was staged and the song emerged as the surprise winner.

It was performed 17th on the night following Norway and preceding Austria. At the close of voting, it finished in 7th place with 73 points.

The band would later have some more recognition in the 1980s with their song "Agadoo".

Lyrics

Out on a late night
Way after midnight
Armed with a bottle or two
What's the time?
I'm gettin' out of my mind
I've gotta get to you

She was in black lace
Come back to my place
Come for a drink and a dance
Boy, I found she didn't hang around
I didn't stand a chance

She paid a big rent
For an apartment uptown One-twenty-one
She said: come inside
I've got nothin' to hide
I only want some fun

Havin' a good time
Walkin' a tight line
I was out of my head
Just when I reached for you
Like I usually do
I found her instead

Mary Ann, I'm gonna do what I can
But I can't do more than try
Tearin' my heart out tryin' to make it up to you
Mary Ann, I'm gonna do what I can
That's truth, and that's no lie
Cryin' my eyes out, gotta get it back with you

I woke up early
With everythin' blurry
And my head rattled with pain
Even so, I heard the doorbell go
And someone call my name

There was her best friend Down for the weekend
I knew I'd met her before
She said: you dirty man
When I see Mary Ann
I'm gonna tell her the score

Mary Ann, I'm gonna do what I can
But I can't do more than try
Tearin' my heart out tryin' to make it up to you
Mary Ann, I'm gonna do what I can
That's truth, and that's no lie
Cryin' my eyes out, gotta get it back with you

Out on a late night
Way after midnight
Armed with a bottle or two
What's the time?
I'm gettin' out of my mind
I've got to get to you

Mary Ann, I'm gonna do what I can
But I can't do more than try
Tearin' my heart out tryin' to make it up to you
Mary Ann, I'm gonna do what I can
That's truth, and that's no lie
Cryin' my eyes out, gotta get it back with you

Cryin' my eyes out, gotta get it back with you

Videos

Eurovision 1979 - United Kingdom - Black Lace - Mary Ann HQ SUBTITLED

Eurovision 1979 - United Kingdom - Black Lace - Mary Ann HQ SUBTITLED

1979 Black Lace - Mary Ann

1979 Black Lace - Mary Ann

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