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This guy had a severe crush on a girl so, as he said, he "dressed meself quite gay and I frizzed an oiled me hair up" in hte end he was galavanting for the girl

Courtin In The Kitchen

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Come single belle and beau, unto me pay attention
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Don't ever fall in love, tis the devil's own invention
For once I fell in love with a maiden so bewitchin'
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Miss Henrietta Bell down in Captain Kelly's kitchen

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With me too-rah-loo-rah-lay, me too-rah-loo-rah-laddie
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With me too-rah-loo-rah-lay, me too-rah-loo-rah-laddie

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At the age of seventeen I was 'prenticed to a grocer
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Not far from Stephen's Green where Miss Henri used to go sir
Her manners were so fine, she set me heart a twitchin'
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When she invited me to a hooley in the kitchen

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Sunday being the day we were to have the flare up
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I dressed meself quite gay and I frizzed an oiled me hair up
The captain had no wife and he'd gone off a fishin'
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So we kicked up the highlife below the stairs in the kitchen

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With me arms around her waist, she slyly hinted marriage
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When to the door in haste came Captain Kelly's carriage
Her looks told me full well and they were not bewitchin'
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That she wished I'd get to hell, or somewhere from the kitchen

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She flew up off my knees, full five feet up or higher
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And over head and heels threw me slap into the fire!
My new Repealer's coat, that I bought from Mr. Stichen
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With a thirty-shilling note, went to blazes in the kitchen

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I grieved to see my duds, all besmeared with smoke and ashes
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When a tub of dirty suds right in my face she dashes
As I lay on the floor still the water she kept pitchin'
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'Till the footman broke the door, and marched down into the kitchen

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When the Captain came downstairs though he seen me situation
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Despite all me prayers I was marched off to the station
For me they'd take no bail though to get home I was itchin'
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And I had to tell the tale how I came into the kitchen

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Now I said she did invite me she gave a flat denial
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For assault she did indict me and I was sent for trial
She swore I robbed the house in spite of all th screetchin
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And I got six months hard for me courtin in the kitchen