“Only Nineteen Years Old”


Singer fell in love with, and married, "a virgin only nineteen years old." Next morning she took off her paint and revealed her hump, wig, false leg and fingers. Before marrying, he says, examine your intended: she may be ninety.


Munnelly/Deasy-Lenihan: "Tom's sister Margaret used to sing this when she was home on holidays from America." - BS

Cross references


  • Tom Lenihan, "Only Nineteen Years Old" (on IRTLenihan01)


  1. Munnelly/Deasy-Lenihan 15, "Only Nineteen Years Old" (1 text, 1 tune)
  2. Logsdon 36, pp. 197-199, "Oh! My! You're a Dandy for Nineteen Years Old" (1 text, 1 tune)
  3. Roud #4792
  4. BI, RcOn19YO


Author: unknown
Earliest date: 1972 (Munnelly/Deasy-Lenihan)
Found in: Ireland US(SW)