#02523
Behind The Parlour Door (Moonshiners) video
#764: YouTube video by oldirishladdie
©2009 ~ Used with permission ~

When I was courting Lena,
we used to have such fun!
Oh my, you should have seen her,
so charming there was none;
But oh, she had a father
who treated me quite sore,
I used to hide away from him
behind the parlour door.

Behind the parlour door,
behind the parlour door,
I used to kiss my Lena
until she cried for more;
Her father on me swore
and stamped around the floor,
While we were having lots of fun
behind the parlour door.

We used to meet each evening,
and whisper words so sweet,
Oh my, it was so nice to hear
our two hearts beat;
But when her father saw us,
my new dress coat he tore,
In pulling me from where I stood
behind the parlour door.

Behind the parlour door,
behind the parlour door,
I used to kiss my Lena
until she cried for more;
Her father on me swore
and stamped around the floor,
While we were having lots of fun
behind the parlour door.

We used to meet quite often,
'twas business we both meant,
Till her father he got tired,
he gave us his consent;
We had a brilliant wedding,
a hundred guests or more,
The minister, he married us
behind the parlour door.

Behind the parlour door,
behind the parlour door,
I used to kiss my Lena
until she cried for more;
Her father on me swore
and stamped around the floor,
While we were having lots of fun
behind the parlour door.

####.... Variant of a song with piano written and sung by Gus Williams [1869-1895] with music by Joseph P Skelly [1856-1895], published in 1882 as Behind The Parlor Door by W A Evans and Brothers, Boston, Massachusetts, with sheet music deposited in The Library of Congress, Music Division, Digital ID: sm1882.08890. ....####
This variant recorded by the Moonshiners of St Anthony, NL (Music From The Heart, trk#10, 1991 Cassette, Independent, recorded at Sim's Studio in Belleoram, NL).

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