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Charming Woman

Document Type

Score

Publication Date

1835

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The Charming Woman
Words and music by Mrs. Price Blackwood

Boston. Puslished by Parker & Ditson 107 Washington Street

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Abstract

So Miss Myrtle is going to marry?
What a number of hearts she will break
There's Lord George and Tom Brown and Sir Harry
Are dying of love for her sake
'Tis a match that we all must approve
Let the gossips say all that they can
For indeed she's a charming woman
And he's a fortunate man

Yes indeed she's a charming woman
And she reads both Latin and Greek
And I'm told that she solved a problem
In Euclid, before she could speak
Had she been but a daughter of mine
I'd have taught her to hem and to sew
But her mother (a charming woman)
Couldn't think of such trifles you know

Oh she's really a charming woman
But I think she's a little too thin
And no wonder such very late hours
Should ruin her beautiful skin
It may be a fancy of mine
But her voice has a rather sharp tone
And I'm told that these charming women
Are apt to have wills of their own

She sings like a bulfinch or linnet
And she talks like an Arch-Bishop too
She can play you a rubber and win it
If she's got nothing better to do
She can chatter of Poor Laws and Tithes
And the value of Labour and Land
'Tis a pity when charming women
Talk of things which they don't understand

I'm told that she hasn't a penny
Yet her gowns would make Maradan stare
And I fear that her bills must be many
But you know that's her husband's affair
Such husbands are very uncommon
So regardless of prudence and pelf
But they say such a charming woman
Is a fortune you know, in her self

She has brothers and sisters by dozens
And all charming people they say
And she's several tall Irish cousins
Whom she loves - in a sisterly way
Oh young men if you'd take my advice
You would find it an excellent plan
Don't marry a charming woman
If you are a sensible man

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