She Said She Was Only Flirting

DESCRIPTION: "They stood on the beach at evening, Under the sunset so fair." He says he loves her; she says, "Oh sir, I was only flirting...." She says she is engaged to another, and goes her way. She is "a cold and elegant woman"; he is "Too soon grown worn and old."
AUTHOR: unknown
EARLIEST DATE: 1927 (Randolph)
KEYWORDS: love courting lie betrayal parting
REFERENCES (2 citations):
Randolph 764, "She Said She Was Only Flirting" (1 text plus mention of 1 more, 1 tune)
Owens-1ed, pp. 166-167, "Flirtation" (1 text, 1 tune)

Roud #3759
cf. "Willie Down by the Pond (Sinful to Flirt)" [Laws G19]
cf. "Juanita" (theme)
NOTES: The middle stanzas of this piece are almost identical in meaning (except with genders reversed) to "Juanita," though the wording is somewhat different. The endings, however, are completely different. - RBW
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File: R764

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