The Max Hunter Folk Song Collection

Eighteen Or Nineteen Years Old

Cat. #0158 (MFH #174) - As sung by Odis Bird, Marshall, Arkansas on August 6, 1958

VERSE 1
It's, I were out walking down by th sea shore
I met a fair maiden, she sure did look grand
He locks diamonds, her hair shown like gold
She appears to be eighteen or nineteen years old

VERSE 2
Her fingers would twingle like bells on th doors
Her nose upturned, not very much more
But when we were married, her wedding gown told
I'd married a young lady, just eighteen years old

VERSE 3
She washed from her pale face, a box full of paint
When she took out her false teeth, I thought I would faint
Out on th carpet, her glass eye did roll
Still appears to be eighteen or nineteen years old

VERSE 4
When she took off her false wig, her bald head did show
I'd married an old woman, just ninety years old

Odis Bird got this song fouled up. Said he would try and get it together before I came back.