“But I Forgot to Cry”

Author: unknown
Earliest date: 1827 (Kinloch)
Keywords: courting seduction
Found in: Britain(Scotland)

Description

"Johnie cam to our toun, to our toon, to our toun... The body wi' thet ye. And O as he kittled me... But I forgot to cry." "He gaed thro' the fields wi' me... And doun amang the rye. Then O as he kittled me... But I forgot to cry."

Supplemental text

But I Forgot to Cry
  Complete text(s)

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From (George R. Kinloch), The Ballad Book (1827), number XXV,
p. 79. No source listed.

Johnie cam to our toun,
To our toon, to our toun,
Johnie cam to our toun,
The body wi' thet ye;
And O as he kittled me,
Kittled me, kittled me,
O as he kittled me,
But I forgot to cry.

He gaed thro' the fields wi' me,
The fields wi' me, the fields wi' me,
He gaed thro' the fields wi' me,
And doun amang the rye.
Then O as he kittled me,
Kittled me, kittled me,
Then O as he kittled me --
But I forgot to cry."

References

  1. Kinloch-BBook XXV, p. 79, (no title) (1 text)
  2. ST KinBB25 (Full)
  3. Roud #8155
  4. BI, KinBB25