“The Old Bachelor (I)”


Singer, an old bachelor ignorant of women, marries a 16-year-old, primarily to keep him warm at night. She wants more from him, which baffles him until her mother tells him the facts of life. He obliges; a fine son results, to his surprise and delight

Cross references


  • A. L. Lloyd, "The Old Bachelor" (on BirdBush1, BirdBush2)


Author: unknown
Earliest date: 1914 (Grieg)
Found in: Britain(Scotland,England(North))