#02226
Courtin' In The Kitchen (Shanneyganock) videos
#18: YouTube video by Kureal
©2007 ~ Used with permission ~

Come single belle and beau, unto me pay attention,
Don't ever fall in love, it's the devil's own invention;
First I fell in love with a maiden so bewitchin',
Miss Henrietta Bell out in Captain Kelly's Kitchen.

With me toora loora la, me toora loora laddie,
Me toora loora la and me toora loora laddie.

At the age of seventeen I was 'prenticed to a grocer,
Not far from Stephen's Green where Miss Henry used to go, sir;
Her manners were sublime, she set me heart a-twitchin',
When she invited me to a hooley in the kitchen.

With me toora loora la, me toora loora laddie,
Me toora loora la and me toora loora laddie.

Next Sunday bein' the day that we were to have the flare-up,
I dressed myself quite gay and I frizzed and oiled me hair up;
The captain had no wife and he had gone out fishin',
And we kicked up high life down below stairs in the kitchen.

With me toora loora la, me toora loora laddie,
Me toora loora la and me toora loora laddie.

With her arms around me waist, she slyly hinted marriage,
To the door in dreadful haste came Captain Kelly's carriage;
Her eyes were full of hate and poison she was spittin',
When the captain at the door and he walked right to the kitchen.

With me toora loora la, me toora loora laddie,
Me toora loora la and me toora loora laddie.

When the captain came downstairs, though he saw me situation,
In spite of all me prayers I was marched off to the station;
For me they'd take no bail, to get home I was itchin',
I had to tell me tale how I got caught in the kitchen.

With me toora loora la, me toora loora laddie,
Me toora loora la and me toora loora laddie.

Now, I said she did invite me, but she gave a flat denial,
For assault she did indict me, and I was sent for trial;
She swore I robbed the house in spite of all her screechin',
I got six months hard for me courtin' in the kitchen.

With me toora loora la, me toora loora laddie,
Me toora loora la and me toora loora laddie;
With me toora loora la, me toora loora laddie,
Me toora loora la and me toora loora laddie.

####.... Variant of a 19th-century British broadside ballad, Courting In The Kitchen, published by J Lindsay (Glasgow) sometime between 1851 and 1910, and archived at the Bodleian Library Broadside Ballads, shelfmark" 2806 c.14(39) ....####
This variant arranged and recorded by Shanneyganock (Scallywags, trk#7, 2002, Avondale Music Ltd, St John's NL, recorded and engineered at Great Big Studio and Kenmount Studio by Spencer Crewe).

See more songs by Shanneyganock.

The video below features an excellent live performance by Padraig Grimes of Castlebar, Ireland ©2013. All Rights Reserved.

#1501: YouTube video by tillyireland
©2013 ~ Used with permission ~

The video below features a recording by the Irish band Canticle from two compilation albums (The Irish Collection, disc#2, trk#6, 2000, Dressed To Kill); and A Taste Of Ireland, disc#1, trk#14, 1996, Music Collection International).

#1047: YouTube video by Notasthinkasudrunkim
©2009 ~ Used with permission ~


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