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244 Indiana University Publications, Folklore Series
5. And now I'm convinced there must be some mistake When I think what a fuss these old folks make ; For if all young ladies of young men had been afraid, Why grandma herself would have died an old maid! Tiddy-um-dum-dum; tiddy-ay-de-aid, Why grandma herself would have died an old maid!
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"Grandma's Advice." Contributed by Mrs. Helen B. Little, of Knox-ville, Iowa. Learned in Indiana from the singing of her parents. June 14, 1935.
1.   My grandmother lived on yonder little green,
As fine an old lady as ever was seen. She ofttimes taught and instructed me with care Of all false young men to beware. Tee-i-um-dum; tee-i-a-dare, Of all false young men to beware.
2.   The first who came courting was young Farmer Grover;
I almost was engaged to this wonderful lover, But grandmother raved and almost tore her hair; Of all false young men I must beware! Tee-i-um-dum; tee-i-a-dare, Of all false young men I must beware!
3. The But
next who came courting was young Farmer Green,
As fine a young gentleman as ever was seen,
grandmother's words so rang in my head
I couldn't half attend to one word he said.
Tee-i-um-dum; tee-i-a-ded,
I couldn't half attend to one word he said*
4. 0 dear, what a fuss these old ladies make!
Thinks I to myself, "There must be some mistake; For if all young ladies of young men had been afraid, Why grandma herself would have died an old maid!" Tee-i-um~dum; tee-i-a-dade, Why grandma herself would have died an old maid!








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