The Old Woman's Courtship

Kohn's arrangement of "The Old Woman's Courtship" is contained in the volume American Folk Set, Vol. 2, published by Classical Vocal Reprints (links listed below).

Date: 2004Composer: Steven Mark KohnText: Traditional

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The Old Woman’s Courtship

Old woman, old woman, will you go a shearing?
“Speak a little louder sir, I’m rather hard of hearing.”

Old woman, old woman, are you good at weaving?
“Pray speak a little louder sir, my hearing is deceiving.”

Old woman, old woman, will you go a’ walking?
“Speak a little louder sir, or what’s the use of talking?”

Old woman, old woman, are you fond of spinning?
“Pray speak a little louder sir, I only see you grinning.”

Old woman, old woman, will you do my knitting?
“My hearing’s getting better now, come near to where I’m sitting.”

Old woman, old woman, shall I kiss you dearly?
“Oh, Lord have mercy on my soul, sir. Now I hear you clearly.”

Sheet Music

American Folk Set, Book 2 (High Voice)

Composer(s): Steven Mark Kohn

Voice Type: High

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American Folk Set, Book 2 (Medium Voice)

Composer(s): Steven Mark Kohn

Voice Type: Medium

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American Folk Set, Book 2 (Medium/Low Voice)

Composer(s): Steven Mark Kohn

Voice Type: Medium/Low

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