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Get Away Old Man Come all you young maidens and listen to me When you go to marry, just let the old man be For the old man, he is old The old man, he is grey But the young man's heart is full of love Git away old man, git away Don't never marry an old man, I'll tell you the reason why His lips are all tobacco juice and his chin is never dry I'd rather marry a young man with his pockets lined with silk Than to marry an old man with a hundred cows to milk Don't never marry an old man, his love cannot remain For when he marries a young girl, his life is in a strain So when you go to marry, please listen unto me Chose yourself a young man and let the old man be see also Maids When You're Young Never Wed an Old Man printed in Folksongs of the Blue Ridge Mountains collected from John Daniel Vass SOF
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