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Traditional
  1. An old man came courting me, Hey ding-doorum-down;
    An old man came courting me, Me being young;
    An old man came courting me, He did propose to me;
    Maids when you’re young never wed an old man.
    For he's got no faloorum, fal-iddle faloorum,
    He's got no faloorum, fal-iddle iy-ay;
    He's got no faloorum, he's lost his ding-doorum,
    Maids when you're young never wed an old man.
  2. When we sat down to tea, Hey ding-doorum-down;
    When we sat down to tea, Me being young;
    When we sat down to tea, He started teasing me;
    Maids when you1re young never wed an old man.
    For he's got no faloorum, fal-iddle faloorum,
    He's got no faloorum, fal-iddle iy-ay;
    He's got no faloorum, he's lost his ding-doorum,
    Maids when you're young never wed an old man.
  3. When we went up to bed, Hey ding-doorum-down;
    When we went up to bed, Me being young;
    When we went up to bed, He lay as if were dead;
    Maids when you1re young never wed an old man.
    For he's got no faloorum, fal-iddle faloorum,
    He's got no faloorum, fal-iddle iy-ay;
    He's got no faloorum, he's lost his ding-doorum,
    Maids when you're young never wed an old man.
  4. When he was fast asleep, Hey ding-doorum-down;
    When he was fast asleep, Me being young;
    When he was fast asleep, I from his side did creep
    Into the arms of a handsome young man.
    Now he's got faloorum, fal-iddle, faloorum,
    Now he's got faloorum, fal-iddle, fal-ay;
    Now he's got faloorum, he's got her ding-dooruin,
    Maids when you’re young never wed an old man.

From the collection Songs From Hazzards Huzzah