Maids When You’re Young – lyrics and chords

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The lyrics are the ones widely used by Irish bands like The Dubliners.


 
An  
G 
old man came courting me, hey ding  
D7 
doorum 
 
dah
 
An  
G 
old man came courting me, me being  
D7 
young,
 
An  
G 
old man came  
D7 
courting me  
G 
faith would he  
D7 
marry 
 
me,
 
G 
Maids when you’re  
C 
young never  
D7 
wed an old  
G 
man.
 
G 
Because he’s got no faloorum, fal-liddy-
D7 
i-oorum
 
He’s  
G 
got no faloorum fal-diddy di  
D7 
daa
 
He’s  
G 
got no fal  
D7 
oorum he’s  
G 
lost his ding  
D7 
doorum.
 
G 
Maids when you’re  
C 
young never  
D7 
wed an old  
G 
man.

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When we went to church hey ding doorum dah
When we went to church, me being young
When we went to church, he left me in the lurch
Maids when you’re young never wed an old man.

When we went to bed hey ding doorum dah
When we went to bed me being young
When we went to bed, he lay like he was dead,
Maids when you’re young never wed an old man.

So I threw me leg over him, hey ding doorum dah
I flung me leg over him, me being young
I flung me leg over him damned nearly smothered him
Maids when you’re young never wed an old man.

When he went to sleep, hey ding doorum dah
When he went to sleep, me being young
When he went to sleep, out bed I did creep
Into the arms of a handsome young man.

And I found his faloorum, fal-liddy-i-oorum
I found his faloorum, fal-diddy di daa
I found his faloorum, he got my ding doorum, now
Maids when you’re young never wed an old man.

A young man is my delight, hey ding doorum dah
A young man is my delight, me being young
A young man is my delight; he’ll kiss you day and night
Maids when you’re young never wed an old man.

The lyrics use nonsense words to express the bawdy meaning of the song as the young woman describes her bedroom activities her with doddering husband and virile young lover.

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An [G]old man came courting me, hey ding [D7]doorum dah
An [G]old man came courting me, me being [D7]young,
An [G]old man came [D7]courting me [G]faith would he [D7]marry me,
[G]Maids when you’re [C]young never [D7]wed an old [G]man.

[G]Because he’s got no faloorum, fal-liddy-[D7]i-oorum
He’s [G]got no faloorum fal-diddy di [D7]daa
He’s [G]got no fal [D7]oorum he’s [G]lost his ding [D7]doorum
[G]Maids when you’re [C]young never [D7]wed an old [G]man.

When we went to church hey ding doorum dah
When we went to church, me being young
When we went to church, he left me in the lurch
Maids when you’re young never wed an old man.

When we went to bed hey ding doorum dah
When we went to bed me being young
When we went to bed, he lay like he was dead,
Maids when you’re young never wed an old man.

So I threw me leg over him, hey ding doorum dah
I flung me leg over him, me being young
I flung me leg over him damned nearly smothered him
Maids when you’re young never wed an old man.

When he went to sleep, hey ding doorum dah
When he went to sleep, me being young
When he went to sleep, out bed I did creep
Into the arms of a handsome young man.

And I found his faloorum, fal-liddy-i-oorum
I found his faloorum, fal-diddy di daa
I found his faloorum, he got my ding doorum, now
Maids when you’re young never wed an old man.

A young man is my delight, hey ding doorum dah
A young man is my delight, me being young
A young man is my delight; he’ll kiss you day and night
Maids when you’re young never wed an old man.

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