Mistress Mary, Quite Contrary - Child's solo
Words and Music by Betsy Lee Bailey
"Mistress Mary, Quite Contrary" from the Children's Musical "The Adventures of Dick Whittington." Early in the show, the young girl Alice Fitzwarren is lonely because she is never allowed to go out in the town to make friends. She sings to her doll and wishes she had a good friend. Bravely, she decides to explore outside of her own yard. She finds Dick Whittington and befriends him.
This song was inspired by an Old English nursery rhyme and is a nice addition to the Repertoire of a young female vocal student.