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Grandma's Advice My grandma lived in yonder village green The finest old lady that ever was seen And she often cautioned me with care Of all false young men to beware Timy i, timy i, ti timy imy a Tum ti timy, timy i, mi a And she often cautioned me with care Of all false young men to beware The first that came to court me was young Johnny Green The finest young man that ever was seen But the words of my grandma kept ringing in my head And I didn't hear a word of all he said The next that came to court me was young Ellis Grove 'Twas then that we met with a joyous love With a joyous love I couldn't be afraid Better get married than die an old maid Says I to myself, there must be some mistake For to see what a fuss the old folks make If the girls of the boys had all been so afraid Then grandma herself would have died an old maid from Sam Henry's Songs of the People collected in Donegal in 1927 SOF
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