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The deaf woman's courtship

Language: English

Old woman, old woman, are you fond of smoking?
Speak a little louder, sir, I’m rather fond of hearing.

Old woman, old woman, are you fond of knitting?
Speak a little louder, sir, I’m rather hard of hearing.

Old woman, old woman, will you let me court you?
Speak a little louder, sir, I just begin to hear you.

Old woman, old woman, don’t you want to marry me?
Lawks a mercy on you, sir, I think that now I hear you.

Translation(s): FRE

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Submitted by Guy Laffaille [Guest Editor]


Musical settings (art songs, Lieder, mélodies, (etc.), choral pieces, and other vocal works set to this text), listed by composer (not necessarily exhaustive)

Available translations, adaptations, and transliterations (if applicable):

  • FRE French (Français) (Guy Laffaille) , title 1: "La cour à la vieille dame sourde", copyright © 2016, (re)printed on this website with kind permission

Text added to the website: 2016-01-20.
Last modified: 2016-01-20 17:27:26
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Word count: 82

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