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Never Wed an Old Man
Last updated: 22.04.17
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This is yet another song that I had never heard of until I found it Soodlum's 100 Irish Ballads Volume 1. I sing this song very often and love belting it out. The Soodlum's version is somewhat short having only three verses. I've recently (May 1998) found additional verses in Internet which fill out the song nicely. The song is of humorous cautionary advice to young maidens on the inability of old men in fulfilling their matrimonial duties.
Even more recently (October, 2013), I found another amusing English 5-verse variant under the title of An Old Man Came Courting Me given in Marrow Bones.
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