Marriage Is For Old Folks

(Shuman-Carr)


When my kisses all misfire
I'll get ready to retire
When my best reflexes grow dull
I'll head for that wedded lull

This morbid bliss they rave about
Ain't for this miss, there ain't no doubt
I'll never give in while I'm young enough
To give out

I love dancin'
Crazy romancin'
Fellas advancin' constantly
Marriage is for old folks
Old folks, not for me
One husband, one wife
What've you got?
Two people sentenced for life

I love singin'
A good healthy clingin'
Quietly bringing on a spree
Marriage is for old folks
Old folks, not for me
One married he, one married she
Whaddaya got? Two people watchin' TV

I'm not ready to quit bein' free
And I'm not willing to stop being me
I gotta sing my song
Why should I belong
To some guy who says I'm wrong?
Ding-a-ding dong
Ding-a-ding dong

Oh, cookin' dinner
Lookin' no thinner
Red elbows in a sudsy sea
Marriage is for old folks
Old folks, but it's not for me
One husband, one wife
What've you got?
Not my kind of life!

I'm exploding with youth and with zest
Who needs corroding in some vulture's nest?
I gotta fly my wings
Go places, do things
My freedom bell really rings
Ding-a-dong ding
Ding-a-dong ding

Cookin' dinner
Lookin' no thinner
Red elbows in a sudsy sea
Marriage is for old folks
Old, old, old folks, not for me
Well, one braggin' he
One saggin' she
What've ya got?
UGH!
Not my cup of tea!
Ding-a-ding dong
Ding-a-ding dong


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