English Folk Songs from the Southern Appalachians

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No. 89
My Boy Billy A
2   How old is she, Billy boy, Billy boy, How old is she, charming Billy ? She's a hundred like and nine, And I hope she will be mine;
She's a young girl and cannot leave her mammy.
3   How tall is she, etc. She's as tall as any pine,
And as slim as a pumpkin vine; She's a young girl, etc.
4  Can she make a chicken pie, etc. She can make a chicken pie Till it makes the preachers cry ; She's a young girl, etc.
5   Can she roll a boat ashore, etc. She can roll a boat ashore, And make her own door. She's a young girl, etc.
B
1 Where have you been, Billy boy, Billy, Where have you been, charming Billv ? I've been to see my wife, She's the pleasure of my life; She's a young thing, aha, to leave her mamma.
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