Boys of Virginia, The

DESCRIPTION: "Oh the boys of Virginia are brave roaring blades, Deceiving young maidens is part of their trade...." "I'll build you a castle on Virginia's free ground... And if anyone asks you whatever's my name, My name is Joe Thorpe, from Virginia I came"
AUTHOR: unknown
EARLIEST DATE: 1942 (Randolph)
KEYWORDS: rake courting home parody
REFERENCES (1 citation):
Randolph 670, "The Boys of Virginia" (1 text)
Roud #1451
cf. "The Boys of Kilkenny" (tune, meter, floating lyrics)
NOTES [47 words]: This is so close to the "Boys of Kilkenny" that I thought of classifying it as a localized variant; Roud unsurprisingly lumps them. But it has some lyrics I have not seen in "Kilkenny" versions, and Randolph's text does not specify a tune, so I tentatively keep them separate. - RBW
File: R670

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