Kissing Song (I)

DESCRIPTION: The loving young man "hangs all around the cabin door," kissing the girl "for (his/her) mother and her sister and her brother Till her Daddy comes...." Daddy threatens to shoot him; the girl objects. They continue courting much to the old folks' delight
AUTHOR: unknown
EARLIEST DATE: 1931 (Thomas)
KEYWORDS: love courting father family
FOUND IN: US(Ap,MW,Ro,So) Canada(Newf)
REFERENCES (6 citations):
Randolph 374, "A Young Man's Love" (3 texts, 2 tunes)
Randolph/Cohen, pp. 305-307, "A Young Man's Love" (1 text, 1 tune -- Randolph's 374C)
Peters, pp. 160-161, "Everybody's Got a Finger in the Pie" (1 text, 1 tune)
Hubbard, #86, When a Fellow Falls in Love" (1 text, 1 tune)
ADDITIONAL: Lewis Winfield Moody, "Everybody's Got a Finger in the Pie" (7/21/1941). University of Wisconsin Digital Collections accessed 8 August 2018 from [pdf available with text and tune]

Roud #3642
Chubby Parker, "The Kissing Song" (Conqueror 7891, 1931)
Thomas Williams, "Turtle Dove" (on MUNFLA-Leach)

NOTES [60 words]: According to Cohen, this song was copyrighted by Billy Carter in 1882 as "Kissing on the Sly." This should not be confused with another "Kissing on the Sly" song, by G. H. Marsden and H. Watkins, which begins "His manly whiskers swept her cheek, She uttered no reply"; this is found in Scott-EnglishSB, pp. 130-131, but shows no sign of being traditional. - RBW
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File: R374

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