Henrik Norbeck's ABC Tunes

Display tune: Eighteen Years Old

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X:87
T:Eighteen Years Old
R:song
Z:id:hn-song-87
M:3/4
L:1/8
Q:1/4=140
K:Dmix
(D2 E2) G2 | A3 B A2 | (A2 G2) A2 | c4 c2 | B2 A2 B2 | A2 (G2 E2) | D4 C2 | D6- | D4
A2 | d4 d2 | e4 d2 | (c3 B c2) | E4 F2 | G4 A2 | (c2 B2) A2 | d6- | d4
AA | d4 d2 | e4 d2 | (c3 B c2) | E2 E2 F2 | G4 A2 | (c3 B) A2 | d6- | d2
E2 G2 | (A3 B) A2 | (A2 G2) A2 | (c3 d e2) | d2 c2 d2 | (A2 G2) E2 | D4 C2 | D4 ||
W:I am eighteen years old today, mama, and I'm longing to be wed.
W:So buy for me a young man to comfort me, she said,
W:you must buy for me a young man who will be with me all night,
W:and I'll roll him in my ar-ms, and he'll be my heart's delight.
W:
W:Ah, hold your tongue, dear daughter then, or your folds I will pull down.
W:Your silks and satins I will pull down, you must wear your morning gown.
W:I'll send you to the meadow for to rake and mow the hay
W:with your pike and shaft all in your hands you must earn your drink and tae.
W:
W:Ah, hold your tongue, dear daughter then, I was forty before I wed,
W:although it was late, I thought it no weight to carry my maidenhead.
W:That may be the way with you, mama, but it isn't the way with me,
W:for I'm young and airy, light and crazy and married I long to be.
W:
W:Ah, hold your tongue, dear daughter then, and I'll buy for you a man.
W:A man for me? Oh, mother, she said, you must hasten, you must and can.
W:The sooner the better, oh mother, she said, you must hasten a man to me
W:for I'm young and airy, light and crazy and married I long to be.


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