The old grey man, song

Jimmy Grant, singing in English
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My parents they are dead and gone and on them I do frown
They wed me to an old grey man for the sake of his house and ground
Had they wed me to a nice young man without a penny at all
That would take me in his arms and roll me from the wall.

When I go out to market when I go out to town
And see my gay young fellows they all do gather ‘round
Then I see my old grey man and on him I do frown
For he had two hanging eyebrows likewise a jealous mind.

Ah hold your tongue dear Sally 'til I get to the town
I’ll buy to you a bonnet likewise a nice new gown
And of all the ladies in the place you’ll outshine them all by far
And I’ll buy to you a lapdog to follow in your jaunting car.

Oh the word wae you and your lap dog your jaunting car likewise
I would rather have a nice young man with a pair of roving eyes
I would rather have a nice young man without a penny at all
That would take me in his arms and roll me from the wall.

Well now my old man’s dead and gone his wealth he has left to me
Five hundred shining sovereigns and at that a handsome fee
His house and his free land to me he left them all
So by that I gained a nice young man that I roll out from the wall.

Well our honeymoon has scarce been out when we came in for a jar
First he killed my lap dog then he smashed my jaunting car
My china cups my teapot on me hr broke them all
So God knows I’m suffering sorely for my roll out from the wall.