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Billy Boy, Billy Boy

Oh, where have you been,
Billy Boy, Billy Boy,
Oh, where have you been charming Billy?
I have been to seek a wife,
She's the joy of my life,
She's a young thing
And cannot leave her mother.

Did she ask you to come in,
Billy Boy, Billy Boy,
Did she ask you to come in charming Billy?
Yes, she asked me to come in,
There's a dimple in her chin.
She's a young thing
And cannot leave her mother.

Can she make a cherry pie,
Billy Boy, Billy boy,
Can she make a cherry pie, charming Billy?
She can make a cherry pie
Quick as a cat can wink an eye,
She's a young thing
And cannot leave her mother.

How old is she,
Billy Boy, Billy Boy,
How old is she charming Billy?
Three times six and four times seven,
Twenty eight and eleven.
She's a young thing
And cannot leave her mother.



Traditional - a 19th century song from England which was originally called Charming William.



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Different versions exist in various English speaking countries. An African colonial verse includes the lines: "Can she cook or can she brew? Billy boy, Billy boy, She can cook, she can brew, she can bake a wedding cake".