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Maids, When You're Young
(Never Wed an Old Man)
Traditional.
notes: one of the bawdy pub pieces. There are many versions of this
song, with several delightful verses.
Maids, When You’re Young, Never Wed an Old Man

   G                                                            D
An old man come a’courtin’ me – Hey – ding – doorum – die
    G                                                   D
An old man come a’courtin’ me, me bein’ young
   G                     C               G                     D
An old man come a’courtin’ me sayin’: Will you marry me
G                           C                 D              G
Maids, when you’re young, never wed an old man

Chorus:
‘Cause he’s got no faloorum – faliddleie – oorum – ah
He’s got no faloorum – faliddleie – aye
He’s got no faloorum; he’s lost his ding – doorum
Maids, when you’re young, never wed an old man

We went on our honeymoon – Hey – ding – doorum – die
We went on our honeymoon, me bein’ young
We went to Niagara, he forgot his Viagra
Maids, when you’re young, never wed an old man

When we went to bed – Hey – ding – doorum – die
When we went to bed, me bein’ young
When we went to bed he lay like he was dead
Maids, when you’re young, never wed an old man

So I flung me leg over him - Hey – ding – doorum – die
I flung me leg over him, me bein’ young
I flung me leg over him; That damn near smothered him
Maids, when you’re young, never wed an old man

When he went to sleep – Hey – ding – doorum – die
When he went to sleep, me bein’ young
When he went to sleep out of bed I did creep
Into the arms of a handsome, young man

‘Cause he’s got his faloorum – faliddleie – oorum – ah
He’s got his faloorum – faliddleie – aye
He’s got his faloorum; he’s found my ding – doorum
Maids, when you’re young, never wed an old man