“Maidens of Sixty-Three (The Old Maid)”


"When I was a girl of eighteen years old... I was taught to expect wit, wisdom, gold, and nothing less would do for me." She rejected a youth as too poor, a duke as too old, etc. By her forties, the suitors were fewer; at (63), she begs for anyone


Sort of a combination of "My Thing Is My Own" with "The Old Maid's Song." - RBW


  1. SHenry H679, pp. 255-256, "Maidens of Sixty-Three" (1 text, 1 tune)
  2. DT, OLDMD53*
  3. Roud #5643
  4. BI, HHH679


Author: unknown
Earliest date: 1911 (Grieg)
Found in: Ireland Britain(Scotland)