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Billy Boy
z. Did she bid you to come in, BillieBoy, BillieBoy? Yes, she bade me to come in; She's a dimple on her chin. Refrain
3. Did she set for you a chair, BillieBoy, BillieBoy? Yes, she set for me a chair With a ringlet in her hair.
4.  Can she make a cherry pie, BillieBoy, BillieBoy?
Yes, she can make a cherry pie Quick as a cat can wink her eye. Refrain
5.  Can she make up a bed, BillieBoy, BillieBoy? She can make up any bed, Seven feet above her head.
6. How tall is she, Billie Boy, Billie Boy ? She's as tall as any pine
And crooked as a pumpkin vine. Refrain
7.  Can she bake a loaf of bread, Bilhe Boy, BillieBoy?
She can bake a loaf of bread That will rise above her head. Refrain
8.  Did she ask you for a ride, Billie Boy, Billie Boy?
Yes, she asked me for a ride; She sat right by my side. Refrain
9. How old is she, BillieBoy, BillieBoy? Twice six, twice seven, Twice twenty and eleven.

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