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Only 19 (Buddy Wasisname)

As I was walking way down by the strand,
I met a fair damsel so handsome and grand;
She had buckles and broaches of silver and gold.
Says I, now what a dandy and only 19 years old.

Well, I courted her truly while keeping her fed,
The weeks went by and finally we were wed;
And when we got married the wedding bells tolled,
Says I, now what a dandy and only 19 years old.

The wedding being over we retired to rest,
You can bet I was astounded
when my wife did undress;
Such an armload of battings as my wife did unfold,
Says I, now what a dandy and only 19 years old.

Well, she took off her cork-leg right off to her knee,
She unbuttoned her blouse till I counted three;
She then plucked out her glass eye,
on the floor it did roll,
Says I, now what a dandy and only 19 years old.

She took off her eyebrows I thought I would faint,
For she took from her face a good bucket of paint;
She then took off her false wig
and her bald head soon told,
She was handier 90 than 19 years old.

So come all you young fellows wherever you go,
Examine your true love from her head to her toe;
For if you don't do it your bound to be sold,
To a patched-up geezer about 90 years old.

####....Based on a traditional. Arranged by Ray Johnson of Buddy Wasisname and the Other Fellers ....####

Recorded by Buddy Wasisname and the Other Fellers (Up Boot, trk#4, 2002, Third Wave Productions, Gander, NL).

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