Lyrics & Knowledge Personal Pages Record Shop Auction Links Radio & Media Kids Membership Help
The Mudcat Cafeetta

Share
moreprint   

OLD MAID SONG
or TAKE ME OUT OF PITY

Come a landsman, a pinsman, a tinker or a tailor
A doctor, a lawyer, a soldier or a sailor
A rich man, a poor man, a fool, or a witty
Come any man at all who will take me out of pity

I had a sister Sally, who is younger than I am
She had so many suitors, she had to deny them
But as for my own self, you know I haven't any
And if you know my heart, I'd be thankful for any

I had a sister Sarah, she was ugly and misshapen
Before she was sixteen years old, she was taken
By the age of eighteen, a son and a daughter
And here am I at four and forty, never had an offer

I never would be scolding, I never would be jealous
My husband would have money to go to the alehouse
While he'd be there a spending, I'd be home a saving
Now I leave it up to you if I be not worth having
_____________
@marriage
recorded by Martha Schlamme
filename[ OLDMAID1
SOF



Lyrics & Knowledge Search [Advanced]
DT  Forum
Sort (Forum) by:relevance date
DT Lyrics:








Share
moreprint   

All original material is copyright © 1998 by the Mudcat Café Music Foundation, Inc. All photos, music, images, etc. are copyright © by their rightful owners. Every effort is taken to attribute appropriate copyright to images, content, music, etc. We are not a copyright resource.