Mary had a yellow dress
Brought from the department store
It look as beautiful as the moon
And as bright as the sun
Mary wore all the time
The yellow dress I felt so right
Every day from day to night
I saw her in the dress so bright
"Buy me a yellow dress,"
I cried to Mom and Dad
"As beautiful and bright
As the dress the girl living near has!"
I cried and cried and cried,
Until they said with sad eyes,
"We need food for your baby sister,
And clothes for your coming brother."
Since then I've learned
Mary's yellow dress
Is better to dream of
Than to ask for