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Proposal And Acceptance

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    Chorus:
    And I wonder when I'll be married
    Already my beauty begins to decay
    It's time to catch hold of somebody
    Somebody before it be all run away
    And I wish I were married

    My nickname is 'Bachelor Handsome', that's true
    I'm a bold and brave farmer of rank and degree
    More dashing young men in the country are few
    But the pride of old Scotland, in other words - me

    Let her who is keen write a letter
    To seal a good bargain for her and for me
    I hereby engage to fulfil it
    Though crippled, though deaf, ay though blind she may be

    You bachelor, I've read your letter
    Your troubled frustrations I surely can see
    Such offers should not be rejected
    However repulsive the offerer be

    A cripple I'm not, you berate me
    Though lame of a hand, I'll admit that it's true
    My eye is as good as it could be
    Although it's been years since I've seen out of two

    But I'm just the lady you wanted (Sod off!)
    You asked for an equal of state and degree
    For none would have you, you have granted (Sod off!)
    As few in this world I admit would have me

    Final chorus:
    And I wonder when I'll be married
    Already my beauty begins to decay
    It's time to catch hold of somebody
    Somebody before it be all run away
    And I wish we were married

    (as sung by The McCalmans)

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