O! Why Should Old Age So Much Wound Us?

DESCRIPTION: "Why should old age so much wound us?" The singer is happy with his "auld wife sitting by" surrounded by children and grandchildren. They are not wealthy and never had schemes to be wealthy. He hopes their simple home will last the rest of their lives.
AUTHOR: John Skinner (1721-1807) (source: Rogers, _The Modern Scottish Minstrel_, Vol. 1, published by Project Gutenberg)
EARLIEST DATE: 1809 (Skinner, _Poems_, according to GreigDuncan3)
KEYWORDS: age home nonballad family money
FOUND IN: Britain(Scotland(Aber))
REFERENCES (2 citations):
GreigDuncan3 548, "The Auld Man's Sang" (4 texts, 3 tunes)
ADDITIONAL: John Skinner, Songs and Poems (Peterhead, 1859), pp. 74-76, "The Old Man's Songs"

Roud #6024
cf. "Dumbarton's Drums" (tune)
File: GrD3548

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