Only Nineteen Years Old

DESCRIPTION: Singer fell in love with, and married, "a virgin only nineteen years old." Next morning she took off her paint and revealed her hump, wig, false leg and fingers. Before marrying, he says, examine your intended: she may be ninety.
AUTHOR: unknown
EARLIEST DATE: 1879 (Journal of the Andrew Hicks)
KEYWORDS: age courting marriage beauty disguise money humorous
FOUND IN: Ireland US(SW)
REFERENCES (3 citations):
Munnelly/Deasy-Lenihan 15, "Only Nineteen Years Old" (1 text, 1 tune)
Logsdon 36, pp. 197-199, "Oh! My! You're a Dandy for Nineteen Years Old" (1 text, 1 tune)
Huntington-Gam, pp. 318-319, "The Virgin Nineteen Years Old" (1 text, 1 tune)

Roud #4792
RECORDINGS:
Tom Lenihan, "Only Nineteen Years Old" (on IRTLenihan01)
CROSS-REFERENCES:
cf. "The Warranty Deed (The Wealthy Old Maid)" [Laws H24] and references there
NOTES: Munnelly/Deasy-Lenihan: "Tom's sister Margaret used to sing this when she was home on holidays from America." - BS
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File: RcOn19YO

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