Boys Won't Do to Trust, The

DESCRIPTION: "The boys are very pretty, And sweet as they can be... But now you'd better watch them For they won't do to trust." The girl describes the tricks boys use, and the fine letters they write, but experience shows that none (at most one) can be trusted
AUTHOR: unknown
EARLIEST DATE: 1927 (Randolph)
KEYWORDS: courting trick betrayal
REFERENCES (3 citations):
Randolph 461, "The Boys Won't Do to Trust" (1 text plus a fragment and an excerpt of 1 more)
Brown/Belden/Hudson-FrankCBrownCollectionNCFolklore2 207, "The Boys Won't Do to Trust" (1 text)
Browne-AlabamaFolkLyric 78, "The Boys Won't Do to Trust" (1 text plus an excerpt and mention of 2 more, 2 tunes)

Roud #6495
cf. "Beware, Oh Take Care" (theme)
cf. "Dark and Dreary Weather" (floating lyrics)
The Girls Won't Do to Trust
File: R461

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