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Billy Boy

Language: English

Where have you been all the day, Billy Boy?
Where have you been all the day me Billy Boy?
I’ve been walkin’ all day
With me charmin’ Nancy Gray,
Hansy dansy kittle me fancy,
O me charmin’ Billy Boy.

Can she cook a bit of steak, Billy Boy?
Can she cook a bit of steak me Billy Boy?
She can cook a bit of steak,
Ay, and make a griddle cake,
Hansy dansy kittle me fancy,
O me charmin’ Billy Boy.

Can she make a feather bed, Billy Boy?
Can she make a feather bed, me Billy Boy?
She can make a feather bed
Fit for any sailor’s head, 
Hansy dansy kittle me fancy,
O me charmin’ Billy Boy.

Is she fit to be your wife, Billy Boy?
Is she fit to be your wife, me Billy Boy?
She’s as fit to be me wife
As the fork is to the knife.
Hansy dansy kittle me fancy,
O me charmin’ Billy Boy.


Submitted by Garrett Medlock [Guest Editor]

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Musical settings (art songs, Lieder, mélodies, (etc.), choral pieces, and other vocal works set to this text), listed by composer (not necessarily exhaustive)


Text added to the website: 2018-12-03.
Last modified: 2018-12-03 19:49:54
Line count: 24
Word count: 162

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