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The Bachelor's Song

Language: English

 How happy a thing were a wedding
 And a bedding,
 If a man might purchase a wife
 For a twelve month and a day;
 But to live with her all a man's life,
 For ever and for ay,
 Till she grow as grey as a cat,
 Good faith, Mr. Parson, I thank you for that.

Submitted by Emily Ezust


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

Text added to the website: 2005-05-15.
Last modified: 2014-06-16 10:02:13
Line count: 8
Word count: 56

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