MacEdward Leach and the Songs of Atlantic Canada
Katie-o
George Carew NFLD 2 Tape 7A Track 5
Trepassey Audio:
Ballad

LEACH: Okay
CAREW:(sings)

I being twenty-one when l first began to court the neighbour's child
Her figure tall and handsome she won my heart by guile
l asked her if she'd marry me in kind to let me know
Her pleasures l would wait awhile ten years for Katie-O

She said young man be easy and tarry another while
And don't be so mistreating me what am l but a child
If you're intended to marry me away now from me go
And don't torment a virgin like lovely Katie-O

And when he found the other one I’m sure he loss no time
Twas straight before the clergyman with wedlock they were joined
Twould break the heart of any young man if they were standing by
To hear the remarks they were making as the bride and groom walked by

Come aIl ye sporting fellows a warning take by me
Don't ever trust to any young girl no matter what she say
Don't ever trust to any young girl no matter who she be
For cruel hearted Katie she proved unkind to me

Come all ye sporting fellows a warning take by me
Don't ever trust to any young girl no matter what she say
Dont ever trust to any young girl no matter who she be
For cruel hearted Katie she proved unkind to me


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