Charming Fellow
 


Citation

“Charming Fellow,” Appalachian State University Libraries Digital Collections, accessed June 15, 2024, https://omeka.library.appstate.edu/items/show/31426.


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Title

Charming Fellow

Description

This item is part of the I. G. Greer Folksong Collection which consists of more than 300 individual song titles and their variants as collected by Isaac Garfield Greer (1881-1967) from informants, primarily in Ashe, Wilkes and Watauga counties. The collection includes manuscripts, typescript transcriptions produced by Dr. Greer’s clerical staff, and handwritten musical notations. Songs range from traditional Child Ballads, traditional English and Scottish ballads as well as their American variants, to 19th century popular music to musical compositions of local origin.

Subject

Folk songs--United States
Love--Songs and music
Courtship--Songs and music

Publisher

W. L. Eury Appalachian Collection, Appalachian State University

Contributor

Greer, I. G. (Isaac Garfield), 1881-1967

Format

PDF

Language

English

Type

Text

Transcription

Charming Fellow

Lord! what care I for man or dad,
Why let them scold and bellow,
For while I live I’ll love my lad,
He is such a charming fellow.

The last fair day on Gander Green,
The youth he danced so well O!
So spruce a lad was never seen,
As my sweet charming fellow.

The fair was over night was come,
The lad was what mellow,
Says he, my dear, I’ll see you home, I
Thanked my charming fellow.

We trudged along, the moon shone bright,
Says he, if you’ll not tell O!
I’ll kiss you here by this good light,
Lord what a charming fellow.

You rouge says I you’ll stop my breath,
Ye bells ring out my heart O!
Again I’d die so sweet a death,
With my sweet charming fellow.

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