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
FOUND IN: US(SE,So)
REFERENCES (2 citations):
Randolph 461, "The Boys Won't Do to Trust" (1 text plus a fragment and an excerpt of 1 more)
BrownII 207, "The Boys Won't Do to Trust" (1 text)

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

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