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Poor Old Maid Here I am, as you can see, poor old maid All the way from Kankakee, poor old maid My disposition's very mild I'm just as meek as a little child And for a husband I am wild, poor old maid My younger sisters all are wed, poor old maid From living single, I'm nearly dead, poor old maid I pull my nightcap o'er my head No loving words to me are said All alone I go to bed, poor old maid I dreamed a dream the other night ... Oh that dream was out of sight ... I dreamed a man at my window scaled His moustache brushed my cheek so pale I woke and found it was the tomcat's tail ... I'm wandering from sea to sea For any man whoe'er he be It seems there is no hope for me For while spring chickens are so free The boys don't want old hens like me Dressed in yellow, pink, and blue My heart is almost broke in two Dressed in yellow, pink and blue I'm just as fresh as the morning dew Boys, I'll have just any of you see also Old Maid Song Old Maid in the Garret printed in Folksongs of the Blue Ridge Mountains, Shellans Collected from John Daniel Vass SOF
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