“Meditations of an Old Bachelor (The Good Old-Fashioned Girl)”

Author: unknown
Earliest date: 1952 (Brown)
Keywords: hair clothes courting bachelor
Found in: US(SE)

Description

"The girls today are different from those I used to know, They never seem contented unless they're on the go." He complains about makeup, short hair, etc.; "Womenly characteristics we loved and prized are few." He wants a "good old-fashioned girl."

Notes

All I can say to the singer is, "You couldn't get a woman back when they *were* modest; why should they want you now when you're old and a grump?"

Despite this sort of whine, it's worth noting that the population of the planet has doubled repeatedly since this grouse was written (1920s?). Evidently most men can adapt to modern women. - RBW

Cross references

References

  1. BrownIII 57, "Meditations of an Old Bachelor" (1 text)
  2. Roud #7843
  3. BI, Br3057