Betsy, My Darling Girl

DESCRIPTION: "I'm going up yonder to yonders town, Where the cannon balls flash round and round," there to spend "My weeks, my months, my wretched life." He will appeal to Betsy. He will love her until he dies, an bets her to come in
AUTHOR: unknown
EARLIEST DATE: 1944 (Morris, Southern Folklore Quarterly)
KEYWORDS: love courting floatingverses
REFERENCES (1 citation):
Morris-FolksongsOfFlorida, #67, "Betsy, My Darling Girl" (1 text, 1 tune)
Roud #5008
cf. "The Butcher Boy" [Laws P24] (lyrics)
File: Morr067

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