I COURTED A SHY LITTLE MISS
Sung by: Jewel Hawkins
Recorded in Batesville, AR 7/30/62
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I love her, I did, I adore.
I one night a-begging for a kiss,
Said, "I'll give you just one and no more."
I squeezed in fun;
She screamed in a fright,
"Don't squeeze me so tight,
I'll give you one more as you go."
Over the backward I went,
In the usual manner, you know.
A sound from the house,
Says, 'Sic him, Towse (?).
We'll give him one more as he goes.'
Well, the dog, the blasted brute,
Was onto me quick as a flash,
And made a . . .
And tore my eight-dollar suit.
Well, I'll end my story right here,
For I haven't been back there since.
Oh, bowlegged Towse
Went back to the house,
A-dragging one leg of my pants.