Dicky Dash takes Miss Beal to a dance but has to sell his shirt to raise admission. During the dance a shawl is stolen. Everyone is searched. When they search Dickie and find he has no shirt Miss Beal has nothing further to do with him.
Dicky Dash Partial text(s) *** A *** From MacEdward Leach, Folk Ballads & Songs of the Lower Labrador Coast, #64, pp. 172-173. "Sung by Alex Letto, Lance au Clair, July 1960." Dicky Dash it is my name; I'm up to everything that gains. My occupation, bless the mark, I'm what you call a barber's clerk. Come all you young men where ever you be, A warning now just take by me, To keep your feelings from getting hurt. Don't never go courtin' without a shirt. (Stanzas 1, 12 of 12)