The deaf woman's courtship
Language: English 
Available translation(s): FRE
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.

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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


Researcher for this text: Guy Laffaille [Guest Editor]

Text added to the website: 2016-01-20 00:00:00
Last modified: 2016-01-20 17:27:26
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Word count: 82