NEVER WED AN OLD MAN

Created on 16/09/2015
Latest update on 11/10/2021

Artist: Jeannie Robertson
Author: traditional
Label: Rounder
Year: 1953

Alan Lomax recording. Only four verses. The song was longer when she first heard it thirty years before: It got bluer as it went on, you see. But I didn't catch it. That's all the verses I learned. Was published in Ancient And Modern Scottish Songs (1776).

Covers:

1964:

Joni Mitchell [live]

1965:

Peggy Seeger [as An Old Man Came Courting Me]

1966:

Pete Seeger

1967:

Dubliners [as Maids When You're Young Never Wed An Old Man; with more than four verses; weren't as prude as Jeannie]

1969:

Hamish Imlach [as Maids When You're Young]

1993:

Eliza Carthy & Nancy Kerr [as An Old Man Came Courting]

1995:

Clancy Brothers & Tommy Makem [as Old Man Came Courting]

2008:

Corries [as Maids When You're Young Never Wed An Old Man]

2015:

Jayme Stone [on his Lomax Project as Maids When You're Young; vocal: Margaret Glaspy]

Also recorded by The Corries, The Clancy Brothers (as Old Man Came Courting) and Womenfolk.

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