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The Old Maid's Song

This version from America.
MIDI


    Oh, I had a sister Sally, was younger than I am,
    She had so many sweethearts, she had to deny them;
    As for my own part, I never had many,
    If you all knew my heart, I'd be thankful for any.

    Chorus:
         Come a landsman, a pinsman, a tinker or a tailer,
         Fiddler, or a dancer, ploughboy or a sailor,
         Gentleman, a poor man, a fool or a witty,
         Don't let me die an old maid, but take me out of pity.

    Oh, I had a sister Susan, was ugly and misshapen,
    Before she was sixteen years old she was taken,
    Before she was eighteen, a son and a daughter,
    Here am I, six and forty, and nary an offer.

    Chorus:
         Come a landsman, a pinsman, a tinker or a tailer,
         Fiddler, or a dancer, ploughboy or a sailor,
         Gentleman, a poor man, a fool or a witty,
         Don't let me die an old maid, but take me out of pity.

    Oh, I never will be scolding, I never will be jealous,
    My husband shall have money to go to the alehouse,
    While he's there a-spending, well, I'll be home a-saving,
    And I'll leave it to the world if I am worth having.

    Chorus:
         Come a landsman, a pinsman, a tinker or a tailer,
         Fiddler, or a dancer, ploughboy or a sailor,
         Gentleman, a poor man, a fool or a witty,
         Don't let me die an old maid, but take me out of pity.