Old grey man

 

Verse 1

An old grey man came courting me -
Ha! Ha! Ha! But I won't have him.
He came courting me once, he came courting me twice,
With his old grey beard, but I won't have him.

Verse 2

My mother she bid me hand him some bread -
Ha! Ha! Ha! But I won't have him.
I handed him some bread, and he asked me to wed,
With his old grey beard, but I won't have him.

Verse 3

My mother bid me hand him some wine -
Ha! Ha! Ha! But I won't have him.
I handed him some wine, and he drank like a swine,
With his old grey beard, but I won't have him.

Verse 4

My mother she bid me hand him a chair -
Ha! Ha! Ha! But I won't have him.
I handed him a chair, he sat down like a bear,
With his old grey beard, but I won't have him.

Verse 5

My mother bid me hand him a stool -
Ha! Ha! Ha! But I won't have him.
I handed him a stool, and he sat down like a fool,
With his old grey beard, but I won't have him.

Verse 6

My mother bid me hand him some cake -
Ha! Ha! Ha! But I won't have him.
I handed him some cake, and it made his tooth ache,
With his old grey beard, but I won't have him.

Verse 7

My mother she bid me hand him to church -
Ha! Ha! Ha! But I won't have him.
I handed him to church, but I left him in the lurch,
With his old grey beard, but I won't have him.