Wednesday, May 22, 2024

Flashback: Listen to Dory Previn’s Famous Song “Beware of Young Girls” About Mia Farrow Breaking Up Her Marriage

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Dory Previn was a pretty famous folk singer in the 60s. In 1959 she married composer-conductor Andre Previn and would have remained so but in 1968 Previn, who was 40, started having an affair with Mia Farrow, who was 23 and just divorced from Frank Sinatra. Previn divorced her and married Farrow.

Dory wrote and recorded a famous song about Mia called “Beware of Young Girls.” Now that Kirby Dick and Amy Ziering are busy making Mia into a saint, I thought it was good time to get out the acoustic guitar and sing along.

Dory died in 2012 at age 86. She had a long, happy second marriage, by the way.

Beware of young girls
Who come to the door
Wistful and pale of twenty and four
Delivering daisies with delicate hands
Beware of young girls
Too often they crave to cry
At a wedding and dance on a grave
She was my friend, my friend
My friend, she was invited to my house
Oh yes, she was and though she knew
My love was true and no ordinary thing
She admired my wedding ring
She admired my wedding ring
She was my friend, my friend
My friend, she sent us little silver gifts
Oh yes, she did, oh, what a rare
And happy pair
She inevitably said as she glanced
At my unmade bed
She admired my unmade bed, my bed
Beware of young girls
Who come to the door
Wistful and pale of twenty and four
Delivering daisies with delicate hands
Beware of young girls
Too often they crave to cry… More
Source: LyricFind

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