Kind miss, kind miss, go ask your mother, If you my bride shall ever be. If she says "Yes," come back and tell me. If she says "No," we'll run away. Kind miss, I have much gold and silver; Kind miss, I have a house and land. Kind miss, I have a world of pleasure, And all of these at thy command. What do I care for your gold and silver? What do I care for your house and land? Kind sir, what do I care for your world of leisure, When all I want is a handsome man?
- from Volkslieder (Folksongs) , a Kentucky folk song? [author's text not yet checked against a primary source]
Musical settings (art songs, Lieder, mélodies, (etc.), choral pieces, and other vocal works set to this text), listed by composer (not necessarily exhaustive)
- by Kirke Mechem (b. 1925), "Kind miss", op. 46 no. 1 [SATB chorus with piano], from American Madrigals: Madrigal Cycle on American Folks Songs, no. 1, Carl Fischer [text verified 1 time]
Researcher for this text: Emily Ezust [Administrator]