“Aunt Sal's Song (The Man Who Didn't Know How to Court)”

Alternate titles: “Not Know How to Court”; “Bashful Courtship”
Author: unknown
Earliest date: 1935
Keywords: courting humorous
Found in: US(Ap,SE,So)


"A gentleman came to our house, He would not tell his name." He comes to court, but acts ashamed. He sits silent next to the girl. Finally he gives up, saying courting isn't worth it. The girls laugh at the "ding-dang fool [that] don't know how to court."

Cross references


  1. BrownIII 15, "Courting Song" (1 text)
  2. Lomax-FSNA 101, "Aunt Sal's Song" (1 text, 1 tune)
  3. Ritchie-SingFam, pp. 233-234, "[Aunt Sal's Song]" (1 text, 1 tune)
  4. Chase, pp. 140-141, "The Bashful Courtship" (1 text, 1 tune)
  6. Roud #776
  7. BI, LoF101