American Old Time Song Lyrics: 43 The Simple Country Maid

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Copyright, 1892, by Frank Harding.
Words and Music by Harry Dacre.

I've always led a quiet life before I came down here;
My home is in the country, and to me is ever dear.
My mother thought I'd better go the city life to try;
But this is what I said to her before I bade good-bye:

You know I'm but a simple country maid,
I've spent my life upon a country farm;
I'd like to do it, yet I feel afraid,
But tell me, will it do me any harm?

When I'm at home I never see such neatly-dressed young sparks;
But oh, they are so impudent, and make such bold remarks.
One of them came to where I stayed, all sorts of tricks he tried;
At night he asked me to go out, when modestly I cried:- Chorus.

he said that it would do me good to take a pleasant walk,
And so I went, and oh, it was so nice to hear him talk.,
I didn't understand it quite, but. all I know is this:
I liked it very much until he asked me for a kiss.
Spoken -I didn't know what a kiss was, and said: "Is it something to eat?"
he said no; it was something you couldn't eat. And then he looked awful
dangerous. So l said:- Chorus.

He said the kiss would give me bliss, And so I took a few;
he put his arms around me- so-and squeezed me near in two.
I've felt those kisses ever since, they're not exactly pain,
But when I meet my beau once more I'll give them back again.
Spoken-Which is the proper thing to do, considering:-

I'm such a very simple country maid,
I've spent my life upon a country farm;
I'd like to keep them, but I feel afraid,
Now tell me, would they do me any harm?
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