SRV Brings Blues To Nursery Rhyme “Mary Had A Little Lamb”
His Fleece Was Black As Coal…
SRV was famously brilliant and well known for implementing his signature blues style into any music compilation and one his most famous one was the childhood nursery rhyme “Mary Had A Little Lamb.”
“Mary had a little lamb, his fleece was black as coal, yeah. And everywhere the child went that little lamb was sure to go now…”
Stevie, of course changed up the lyrics a bit to make them more rock n roll and bad ass; more appropriate considering the nasty solos he was performing around them.
Interesting Fact: Although it is widely believed to be an English rhyme, “Mary Had A Little Lamb” was actually written by an American schoolteacher turned novelist and magazine editor, Sarah Josephina Hale in the 1700s.
Considering most of the song contained epic, signature blues on his angelic white Fender, the crowd went wild for his unconventional take on the childhood theme and further established SRV as a king of the blues.
+ Mary Had A Little Lamb Lyrics +
Mary had a little lamb
His fleece was black as coal, yeah
And everywhere the child went
That little lamb was sure to go now.
He followed her to school one day
Which broke the teachers cool
But what a time did they have
That day at school.
Tisket! Tasket! baby
A green and yellow basket
I wrote a letter to by baby
And on my way I past it.