“Meditations of an Old Bachelor (The Good Old-Fashioned Girl)”


"The girls today are different from those I used to know, They never seem contented unless they're on the go." He complains about makeup, short hair, etc.; "Womenly characteristics we loved and prized are few." He wants a "good old-fashioned girl."


All I can say to the singer is, "You couldn't get a woman back when they *were* modest; why should they want you now when you're old and a grump?"

Despite this sort of whine, it's worth noting that the population of the planet has doubled repeatedly since this grouse was written (1920s?). Evidently most men can adapt to modern women. - RBW

Cross references


  1. BrownIII 57, "Meditations of an Old Bachelor" (1 text)
  2. Roud #7843
  3. BI, Br3057


Author: unknown
Earliest date: 1952 (Brown)
Found in: US(SE)