Billy Boy (Irish Version)
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Lesley Nelson-Burns

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The tune is probably from 19th century England and was originally Willie Lad and Charming William. It is a variant of Lord Randall. Where have you been all the day,
Billy Boy, Billy Boy?
Where have you been all the day,
Me Billy Boy?
I've been out with Nancy Gray,
And she's stolen me heart away,
She's me Nancy, tickled me fancy,
Oh me charmin' Billy Boy.

Is she fit to be a wife?
Billy Boy, Billy Boy?
Is she fit to be a wife?
me Billy Boy?
She's as fit to be a wife,
As a fork fits to a knife.
She's me Nancy, tickled me fancy,
Oh me charmin' Billy Boy.
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From The Burl Ives Song Book
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