"When I Was a Young Girl" as written by Pd Traditional and Julie Driscoll....
When I was a young girl, a young girl, a young girl,
When I was a young girl, then oh then.
When I was a young girl, a young girl, a young girl,
When I was a young girl, then oh then.

It was a ha-ha this-a-way, ha-ha that-a-way,
Ha-ha this-a-way, then oh then.

The boys came a-courtin', courtin', courtin',
The boys came a-courtin', then oh then.
The boys came a-courtin', courtin', courtin',
The boys came a-courtin', then oh then.

It was a primp, primp this away, primp primp thataway,
Primp primp this away, then oh then.
Ha ha this away, ha ha that away,
Primp primp this away, then oh then.

Then we married, married, married,
Then we married, then oh then.
Then he died, died, died,
Then he died, then oh then.

It was a boo-hoo this away, boo-hoo that away,
Boo-hoo this away, then oh the.
When I was a young girl, a young girl, a young girl,
When I was a young girl, then oh then.


Lyrics submitted by Cris925

"When I Was a Young Girl" as written by Melora Creager

Lyrics © Sony/ATV Music Publishing LLC, SONGS OF VIRTUAL

Lyrics powered by LyricFind

When I Was a Young Girl song meanings
Add your thoughts

5 Comments

sort form View by:
  • +1
    General CommentRasputina's take on the old folk song Ha Ha Thisaway. Slightly different lyrics, same tune. The Leadbelly version is probably the best known version of the original.
    TheQuietRoomon April 11, 2008   Link
  • +1
    General CommentI think she might have killed the husband in the song, if he died very soon after the wedding.
    sheela_lon June 27, 2008   Link
  • 0
    General CommentThis is a great song, I'm surprised no one's commented it yet!

    I believe the lyrics to the third verse should go:
    It was ha ha this-a-way
    Ha ha that-a-way
    Ha ha this-a-way then, oh then.

    A minor mistake, but still... :]
    emocexon January 10, 2007   Link
  • 0
    General CommentI love how absolutely sinister this song is in it gaiety.
    radish_babyon November 28, 2007   Link
  • 0
    General Commentagreed both of you. Melora does love her history...
    Jack Miceon June 30, 2008   Link

Add your thoughts

Log in now to tell us what you think this song means.

Don’t have an account? Create an account with SongMeanings to post comments, submit lyrics, and more. It’s super easy, we promise!

Back to top
explain