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Thread #12188   Message #3630455
Posted By: Jim Carroll
05-Jun-14 - 03:21 AM
Thread Name: Lyr Req: Eighteen Years Old (from De Danann)
Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Eighteen Years Old (from De Danann)
Wonder if this is what happened to the girl in later life.

Only Nineteen Years Old (Roud 4792) Sung by Tom Lenihan, Knockbrack, Miltown Malbay, Recorded 1982
Carroll Mackenzie Collection   

As I walked out early one evening last May,
A charming young damsel I met on my way.
She had jewelry and riches, she had diamonds and gold,
And she said she was a virgin only nineteen years old.

I quickly fell in love with this beautiful dame,
I asked where she came from and she told me that same.
In three weeks we were married and the church bells they tolled.
I was married to a virgin only nineteen years old.

When the wedding party scattered we retired for to rest.
I thought I would die when this maid she undressed.
For a cartload of padding from her breast she unfold,
Oh says I: 'You're a daisy only nineteen years old.'

When awaking next morning I thought I would faint
When she scraped from her two cheeks a full pound of paint.
And on her left shoulder a hump I behold.
'Oh good God almighty, only nineteen years old.'

She pulled out her fingers 'till she left only three,
She screwed off her right leg right over the knee.
She pulled out her glass eye, on the carpet it rolled.
'Oh bad luck and damnation to your nineteen years old!'

Well now you young fellas, when for marriage you go,
Examine your true love from the top to the toe.
If you don't do that, well, like me you'll be sold
To a damsel not nineteen, but a ninety year old!