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Young Folks Should Get Married song lyrics

Song lyrics to Young Folks Should Get Married, Music by Harry Warren, Lyrics by Dorothy Fields, Sung by Howard Keel and Esther Williams in Texas Carnival

Howard Keel:
My ma was seventeen the day that she and Pa got wed,
When I was ten, gosh even then they were oh so nice,
Now and again I sit beside them on their big old bed,
And Ma and Pa are always full of good advice. For instance:

My ma was seventeen the day that she and Pa got wed,
When I was ten, gosh even then they were oh so nice,
Now and again I sit beside them on their big old bed,
And Ma and Pa are always full of good advice. For instance:

Pa says, young folks should get married.
Ma says, Papa for once makes sense,
Ma says, Sooner folks get started,
Sooner more young folks commence to grow.

So years now, that’s the dream I carried,
Me with someone warm and sweet,
I say young folks should get married,
But they can’t get married ’til they meet.

So lately I’ve been sort of looking hard at every face,
Not every girl’s cut out to be a rancher’s wife.

Esther Williams:
I think a rancher’s wife could have a lovely life.

Howard Keel:
For years now, that’s the dream I carried,
Me with someone warm & sweet,
I say young folks should get married,
But they can’t get married ’til they meet.