The Old Woman's Courtship

(2004)

Kohn's arrangement of "The Old Woman's Courtship" is contained in the volume American Folk Set, Vol. 2, published by Classical Vocal Reprints (links listed to the right).

The Old Woman’s Courtship


Old woman, old woman, will you go a shearing?
“Speak a little louder sir, I’m rather hard of hearing.”


Old woman, old woman, are you good at weaving?
“Pray speak a little louder sir, my hearing is deceiving.”


Old woman, old woman, will you go a’ walking?
“Speak a little louder sir, or what’s the use of talking?”


Old woman, old woman, are you fond of spinning?
“Pray speak a little louder sir, I only see you grinning.”


Old woman, old woman, will you do my knitting?
“My hearing’s getting better now, come near to where I’m sitting.”


Old woman, old woman, shall I kiss you dearly?
“Oh, Lord have mercy on my soul, sir. Now I hear you clearly.”


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