"Jenny Don't Be Hasty" as written by and Paolo Giovanni/hogarth Nutini....
You said you'd marry me if I was twenty three
But I'm one that you can't see if I'm only eighteen
Tell me who makes these rules
Obviously not you
Who are you answering to?

Oh, Jenny don't be hasty
No, don't treat me like a baby
Let me take you where you'll let me
Because leaving just upsets me

And I'll be around again to see these other men
That are more adequate in the age department
And I did not think you cared
There'd be no problems here
But now you're looking at me like you're disgusted
Then I'm definitely waiting for you to smile and change your mind
Then I'll say I'm sorry and I'll wrap my arms 'round your body
I really hope that you forgive in a hurry
And don't just ask me to leave

Oh, Jenny don't be hasty
No, don't treat me like a baby
Let me take you where you'll let me
Because leaving just upsets me

Oh, Jenny you are crazy
First I'm perfect, then I'm lazy
And I was calling you my baby
And all the times that you just left me
And it kills me so

Oh, Jenny don't be hasty
No, don't treat me like a baby
Let me take you where you'll let me
Because leaving just upsets me

Oh, Jenny you are crazy
First I'm perfect, then I'm lazy
And I was calling you my baby
And all the times that you just left me
And it kills me, yeah, oh yeah

You said you'd marry me if I was twenty three
But I'm one that you can't see if I'm only eighteen


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"Jenny Don't Be Hasty" as written by Jimmy Hogarth Paolo Giovanni Nutini

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    Memorythis song is hauntingly beautiful, it nearly makes me cry every time i listen to it.
    i had a boyfriend who was three, nearly four, years older than me and because of the gap, it was all a horrible mess. this song just rings so true with me it hurts.
    elleeeeeeeeeeeeon November 04, 2009   Link
  • +1
    General CommentI love the line '...and then I'll wrap my arms 'round your body'. I can actually feel the arms as he says it! X
    Browneyedgurlon October 14, 2006   Link
  • +1
    General CommentMust admit it's a great line when he says "wrap my arms round you bodAY"
    Kevanovaon October 19, 2006   Link
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    My OpinionThis song is so perfect for my current situation, just reverse the roles. I'm the eighteen year old girl, and he's the 22 year old boy. But other than relating to this song, I find myself singing it often. I've loved it for years... and it never gets old. Paolo is wonderful. :)
    AshleyJayneon May 04, 2010   Link
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    General CommentYou have a few songs that you take with you your whole life. this is one of mine. I adore this song. its just so good and yeah. jenny is stupid.
    CaughtByNessieon August 02, 2010   Link
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    General CommentI love this song!! It make me happy but makes me want to cry at the same time! I love Paolo, his voice is truly beautiful!!
    In the 2nd verse it "age department" just to let you know!
    Katmosson June 07, 2006   Link
  • 0
    General Commenti saw him sing this tonight in glasgow. it was awesome.
    1stfallenangelon July 03, 2006   Link
  • 0
    General Commentthis song is about when paolo met a 23 year old woman london's 12 bar. He told her he was 22, despite only being 18. he's fantastic!
    jessiebeeon September 12, 2006   Link
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    General Commentshe believed him too
    jessiebeeon September 12, 2006   Link
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    General Commenti love this song. my favorite line is "you said you'd marry me, if i was 23". his voice is so amazing.
    parapluie3579on September 14, 2006   Link

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