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Old maid in the garret, song / Chris Miles, singing in English

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Now I've often heard it said from my father and my mother
Going to a wedding is the makings of another
If this be so then I’ll go without a biddin’
And it’s kind providence would you take me to a weddin’.

And it’s oh dear me what will I do if I die an old maid in a garret.

Oh come tinker or come tailor come soldier or come sailor
Come any man at all that would take from my father
Rich man or poor man a fool or a witty
Come any man at all that would take me out of pity.

And its oh dear me what will I do if I die an old maid in a garret.

Now I’ve a sister Jean she's not handsome or good lookin’
Afore she was sixteen a fella she was courtin’
At the age of twenty five she’d a son and a daughter
Here am I at forty two and I've never had an offer.

And its oh dear me what will I do if I die an old maid in a garret.

I can cook and I can sew I can keep the hoose right tidy
Rise up in the mornin’ and mak the breakfast ready
There's nothing in this wide world would make me half as cheery
As a wee fat man what would call me his own deary.

And its oh dear me what will I do if I die an old maid in a garret.

Now I'm away home for there’s nobody heedin’
Nobody's heeding the poor wee Annie’s pleading
I'm away home to my own wee bitty garret
If I cannot get a man then I'll surely get a parrot.

And its oh dear me what will I do if I die an old maid in a garret.

Old maid in the garret, song / Chris Miles, singing in English
ITMA Reference Number:685-NC-V8
Title:Old maid in the garret [videorecording] / Chris Miles, singing in English
Section:Videos
Language:English
Subject:Ireland: Singing in English
Format:Video
Corporate Author:Inishowen Traditional Singers' Circle
Recording Location:Ballyliffin Hotel, Ballyliffin, Co Donegal
Recording Date:27 March 1999
Collection:Jimmy McBride Collection
Physical Description:1 computer file (MPEG-4, 3 min. 18 sec.) :digital, stereo
URL:http://www.inishowensinging.ie
Copyright:Performer and Inishowen Traditional Singers' Circle
Roud Number:802

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