September 15, 2006

Recherche du Tunes Perdu

Somebody Googled in here on oh where have you been Billy Boy?

It so happens this was one of my favorite childhood songs. Here's a nice midi version of it which, unfortunately, seems to leave out the last stanza in the accompanying lyrics. That stanza goes:

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,
But she's a young thing
And cannot leave her mother.

UPDATE: Here's another of my favorites (with Midi) the Stephen Foster song Glendy Burke.

UPDATE DEUX: And as long as we're on the subject, here's a sea-shanty I learned more recently, South Australia.

Posted by Robert at September 15, 2006 12:06 PM | TrackBack