Twas You, Sir
DESCRIPTION: "'Twas you that kissed the pretty girl ... I'm sure you kissed the pretty girl ... Oh, sir; no, sir; How can you wrong me so sir? I did not kiss the pretty girl, But I know who."
AUTHOR: Lord Mornington (source: _The Universal Songster_)
EARLIEST DATE: 1834 (_The Universal Songster_))
KEYWORDS: courting nonballad
FOUND IN: Britain(England(South))
REFERENCES (2 citations):
Williams-Thames, p. 301, "Twas You, Sir" (1 text) (also Wiltshire-WSRO Ox 183)
ADDITIONAL: The Universal Songster or Museum of Mirth (London, 1834 ("Digitized by Google")), Vol I, p. 170, "'Twas You, Sir" ("'Twas you, sir, 'twas you, sir") (1 text)
NOTES [51 words]: Oliphant: "Music by W. Cranford, one of the Singing-men of St Paul's Cathedral."
Wildridge at Wiltshire-WSRO quoting Williams: "They never popular with the ordinary village minstrels and were seldom, if ever, heard at the inns", referring to "Come Hither, Tom," "'Twas You, Sir," and "Poor Johnny's Dead." - BS
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