It’s just part of a plot.
The older woman not to blame
She’s happy to take his name.
He on the other hand is crafty and young
But on this day his hopes are hung
On marrying, then leave the old lady
A scoundrel is he? Well maybe.
You see his family’s fortune was taken
By the first husband of this maiden.
I admit it was hardly her fault
But try to stop him? She did not.
All she knew was he had money to spend
Where it came from she didn’t intend
To question, just enjoy.
Now she was loved by a different boy
Young and handsome, oh what joy!
After the wedding vows were spoken
He knew his wife’s heart would be broken
But all he wanted was revenge
And all her money he would scavenge
A broken heart did not concern him
Even though her future’s dim
Not his problem when he absconds
With the money, stocks, and bonds.