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American Ballads and Folk Songs
Can she sew and can she fell, etc.?
She can sew and she can fell, she can use her needle well, etc
Can she make a pair of breeches, etc.?
She can make a pair of breeches fast as you can count the stitches, etc
Can she make a feather bed, etc.?
She can make a feather bed that will rise above your head, etc.
Can she milk a muley cow, etc.?
She can milk a muley cow if her mammy shows her how, etc
Is she fitted for your wife, etc?
She's fitted for my wife as my pocket for my knife, etc
Did she sit close to you, etc?
Yes, she sat as close to me as the bark upon a tree, etc
Did you ask her to wed, etc?
Yes, I asked her to wed, and this is what she said, etc
Can she milk a heifer calf, etc.?
Yes, and not miss the bucket more than half, etc
Can she feed a sucking pig, etc? Yes, as fast as you can jig, etc
Can she pull the sheet away, etc?
No, that's a game my wife can't play, etc
Are her eyes dark brown, etc.?
Yes, she was raised out of town, etc
Is she very, very fair, etc.?
Oh, yes, she's fair, just touch her if you dare, etc
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