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420         Ballads and Songs of Michigan
174 AN OLD MAN AND A YOUNG MAN
For a somewhat similar text see Eddy, No. 140; Henry, JAFL, XLV, 124-125; and Tolman, JAFL, XXIX, 188.
The present version was sung in 1934 by Mr. and Mrs. Charles Muchler, Kalkaska.
young man's heart is full of love, Go 'way, old man, go 'way
1 I wouldn't marry an old man, I'll tell you the reason why: His face is all tobacco juice; His chin is never dry.
Chorus
An old man, an old man, an old man is gray, But a young man's heart is full of love; Go 'way, old man, go 'way.
2 I'd rather marry a young man With forty cows to milk; I would not marry an old man And dress in satin and silk.
3 I'd rather marry a young man With an apple in his hand







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