I Don't Mind If I Do

DESCRIPTION: Various reminiscences about courting, all ending with something like, "Bedad, then, says I, I don't mind if I do." The singer comes courting, enters the house, takes a drink, kisses the girl, learns she has a dowry, and marries her
AUTHOR: unknown
EARLIEST DATE: before 1885 (broadside Bodleian, Harding B 11(2164))
KEYWORDS: courting marriage
FOUND IN: Australia Canada(Mar) Ireland Britain(England(South))
REFERENCES (6 citations):
Wiltshire-WSRO Wt 328, "Joe Muggins" (1 text)
Meredith/Anderson, pp. 263-264, "Oh, Bedad Then, Says I" (1 text, 1 tune)
Meredith/Covell/Brown, pp. 268-269, "I Don't Care If I Do" (1 text, 1 tune)
Ives-DullCare, pp. 106-107,252, "Pat Murphy" (1 text, 1 tune)
Ives-NewBrunswick, pp. 97-99, "Pat Murphy" (1 text, 1 tune)
Morton-Maguire 20, pp. 46-47,111,164, "Joe Higgins" (1 text, 1 tune)

Roud #847
RECORDINGS:
John Maguire, "Joe Higgins" (on IRJMaguire01)
BROADSIDES:
Bodleian, Harding B 11(2164), "Joe Muggins"/"I Don't Care If I Do," ("If you listen to me I will sing you a song"), unknown (London), 1863-1885
File: MA263

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