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Alan of Australia Penguin: When I Was Young (1) Penguin: When I Was Young 02 Jul 00


G'day,
From the Penguin Book Of English Folk Songs, Ed Pellow's rendition of the tune of When I Was Young can be found here.

WHEN I WAS YOUNG
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When I was young I lived in a ha',
But now I'm married and have nae hame at a'.
Oh, what a life, what a weary, weary life,
Ye'd better be a maiden as a poor man's wife,
Ye'd better be a maiden a' the days of your life,
Ye'd better be a maiden as a poor man's wife.

When I was young I used to sport and play,
But now I'm married and the cradle's in the way.
Oh, what a life, etc.

When I was young I wore my slippers thin,
But now I'm married and the water it runs in.
Oh, what a life, etc.

Sung by Mrs Moore, High Heworth, Co. Durham (W.G.W. 1920)

Previous song: When I Was A Little Boy.
Next song: Ye Mar'ners All.


Cheers,
Alan


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