Billy Boy, Lyric Variant 01
 


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“Billy Boy, Lyric Variant 01,” Appalachian State University Libraries Digital Collections, accessed May 16, 2022, https://omeka.library.appstate.edu/items/show/31382.


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Title

Billy Boy, Lyric Variant 01

Description

One leaf typewritten on the front side. The docuemtn is in excellent physical condition. The document was laminated. There is one textual correction to the document title.

Subject

Folk songs, English Wives -- Songs and music Cookery -- Songs and music

Alternative Title

Charming Billy. Billie Boy

Publisher

W. L. Eury Appalachian Collection, Appalachian State University

Date Created

4/27/2007

Contributor

I. G. Greer

Rights

The images and audio files contained in the "So Mote It Ever Be: The Folksong Heritage of North Carolina's Northern Blue Ridge Mountains" collection are available for free personal, non-commercial, and educational use, provided that proper citation is used (e.g. I. G. Greer/W. Amos Abrams Manuscript Files Series, Folksong Files Subseries. W. L. Eury Appalachian Collection. Special Collections. Appalachian State University, Boone, NC). Any commercial use of the materials without the written permission of Appalachian State University is strictly prohibited. Please contact the Appalachian State University W. L. Eury Appalachian Collection with specific questions or with requests for further information.

Format

pdf

Language

English
English

Type

Typescript

Transcription

Billy Boy.

O where have you been, Billy boy, Billy boy?
O where have you been, charming Billy?
I have been to seek a wife, she's the joy of my life.
She's a young thing and cannot leave her Mother.

Did she ask you to come in, Billy boy, Billy boy?
Did she ask you to come in, charming Billy?
She asked me to come in
With a dimple on her chin.
She's a young thing and cannot leave her Mammy.

Did she give you for to eat, Billy boy, Billy boy?
Did she ask you for to eat, charming Billy?
She asked me for to eat,
She had plenty of bread and meat,
She's a young thing and cannot leave her Mammy.

Can she bake a cherry pie, Billy boy, Billy boy?
Can she bake a cherry pie, charming Billy?
She can bake a cherry pie,
Quick as a cat can wink its eye.
She's a young thing and cannot leave her Mammy.

How tall is she, Billy boy, Billy Boy?
How tall is she, charming Billy?
She's as tall as any pine,
Slim as a pumpkin vine.
She's a young thing and cannot leave her Mammy.

How old is she, Billy boy, Billy boy?
How old is she, charming Billy?
She's twice six, twice seven,
Twenty and eleven,
She's a young thing and cannot leave her Mammy.

Classification Title

Billy Boy, Lyric Variant 01

Document Title

Billy Boy

Scholarly Classification

Brown, Lullabies and Nursery Rhymes - 121 Randolph, 104 Cox, 168

Dimensions - Original

199 mm x 243 mm

Upload Date

2013-10-22

File name

113_BillyBoy_Lyric_01_ocr

Transcription Date

2006-05-17

Transcribed By

Alexandra S. Toomey

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