Kisses Sweeter Than Wine
When I was a young man and never been kissed
I got to thinking it over what I had missed.
I got me a girl, I kissed her and then
Oh Lord, I kissed her again.
Oh, kisses sweeter than wine,
Oh, kisses sweeter than wine.
I asked her to marry and be my sweet wife,
And we would be so happy all of our life.
I begged and I pleaded like a natural man, and then
Oh Lord, she gave me her hand.
I worked mighty hard and so did my wife,
Workin' hand in hand to make a good life.
Corn in the field and wheat in the bins, I was
Oh Lord, the father of twins.
Our children numbered just about four,
And they all had sweethearts knockin' at the door.
The all got married and didn't hesitate; I was
Oh Lord, the grandfather of eight.
Now we are old, and ready to go,
We get to thinkin' what happened a long time ago.
Had a lot of kids, trouble and pain, but,
Oh Lord, we'd do it again.
Autor(es): Lee Hays / Pete Seeger