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Courtin' in the Kitchen

Irish Song Lyrics - Courtin' in the Kitchen

Come single belle and beau unto me pay attention
don't ever fall in love it's the Devil's own invention
for once I fell in love with a maiden do bewitchin'
Miss Henrietta Bell down in Captain Kelly's kitchen


singin' too ra loo ra la
singin' too ra loo ra laddie
singin' too ra loo ra la
singin' too ra loo ra laddie

At the age of seventten I was 'prenticed by a grocer
down on Stven's Green where Miss Henry used to go sit
her manners were sublime she set my heart a twitchin'
then she invited me to a hooley in the kitchen CHORUS

now Sunday being the day we were to have the flare up
I dressed myself quite gay and I frizzed and oiled my hair up
the Captain had no wife and he'd gone off a fishin'
so we kicked up high life below stairs in the kitchen CHORUS

Just as the clock struck six we sat down at the table
she handed cakes and tay and I ate what I was able
I had cakes and punch and tay and me sides they got a stitch in
and the time passed quick away with our courtin in the kitchen CHORUS

With my arms around her waist she shyly hinted marriage
when to the door in dreadful haste came Captain Kelly's carriage
her looks told me full well and they were not bewitchin'
that she's wish I go to Hell, or somewhere from that kitchen CHORUS

She flew up off my knee a full five feet or higher
and over head and heels through me slap into the fire
My new repealer's coat that I bought from Mr. Mitchell
and a twenty shilling note went to blazes in the kitchen CHORUS

I grieved to see me duds all besmeared with smoke and ashes
when a tub of dirty suds right in me face she dashes
as I lay on the floor the water she kept pitchin'
'till a footman broke the door and came chargin' in the kitchen CHORUS

When the Captian came downstair though he'd seen me situation
depite all of me prayers of was marched off to the station
for me they's take no bail though to get home I was itchin'
still I had to tell the tale how I wound up in that kitchen CHORUS

I said she did invite me but she gave a flat denial
for assult she did indict me and I was sent to trial
she swore I'd robbed the house in spite of all her screechin'
and I got six months hard for my courtin' in the kitchen

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