I was the Boy for Bewitching 'Em
 


Citation

James Kenney, 1780-1849, “I was the Boy for Bewitching 'Em,” Appalachian State University Libraries Digital Collections, accessed July 5, 2022, https://omeka.library.appstate.edu/items/show/31589.


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Title

I was the Boy for Bewitching 'Em

Description

One leaf typewritten on the front side. The document is in good physical condition. The document was laminated. There are lamination-related creases on the document.

Subject

Irish drama Seduction -- Songs and music

Creator

James Kenney, 1780-1849

Source

From the play Matrimony, 1804

Publisher

W. L. Eury Appalachian Collection, Appalachian State University

Date Created

5/4/2007

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

I Am The Boy For Bewitching Them

I was the boy for bewitching them,
Whether good-humored or coy.
All cried when I was beseeching them,
Do what you will with me joy.
For I was the boy for bewitching them.

Daughters be cautious and steady,
Mammies would cry out for fear.
Would not you take care now of Teddy,
Oh! he is the devil, my dear.
For I was the boy for bewitching them.

From every quarter I gathered them,
Very few rivals had I.
If I found any I lathered them,
That made them plaguily shy.
For I was the boy for bewitching them.

Pat Mooney my Shelah once meeting,
It wigged him beginning his clack,
Says he, at my heart I have a beating,
Says I, then take one at your back.
For I was the boy for bewitching them.

Many a lass that would fly away,
When other wooer, but spoke,
Once if I looked her a die away,
There was an end of the joke.
For I was the boy for bewitching them.

Beauties, no matter how cruel,
Hundreds of lads though they crossed,
When I came nigh to them jewel,
Melted like mud in a frost
For I was the boy for bewitching them.

Classification Title

I was the Boy for Bewitching 'Em

Document Title

I am the Boy for Bewitching Them

Alternate Geographic Location

Ireland

Associated Date

1804

Dimensions - Original

215 mm x 279 mm

Upload Date

2013-09-26

File name

113_IWasTheBoyForBewitchingEm_ocr

Transcription Date

2006-07-13

Transcribed By

Paul L. Robertson

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