When You Were Just a Lad of Twenty

Music: Hewlett.
By Turlough O'Carolan. Sequenced by Barry Taylor.

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When you were just a lad of twenty,
Wet behind the ears,
You bet me that you wouldn't marry
At least a full ten years.

Well, that was but eight years ago,
And here you are today:
The partner of a lovely bride,
A groom in full array!

A thousand dollars is my prize
Now you've been proven wrong.
The moral is: it's never wise
To think you are too strong

To be touched by the beauty of
An unrestrained affection.
You lost your bet, but won your love:
Now here's to your selection!

Copyright by Nicholas Gordon. Free for personal or non-commercial use.



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