Where hev ye been aal the day, Billy Boy, Billy Boy,
Where hev ye been aal the day, me Billy Boy,
Aa've been courtin' all the day, wi' me charmin' Nancy Gray,
And me Nancy tickled/kittled me fancy, oh! me charmin' Billy Boy.
Is she fit te be yer wife, etc.
She's as fit te be me knife,
As the fork is te the knife, etc.
Can she cook a bit o' steak, etc.
She can cook a bit o' steak,
Aye, and make a girdle cake, etc.
Can she cook a taty (Irish) stew, etc.
She can cook a taty (Irish) stew,
Aye, and grand leek puddins (singin' hinnies) too, etc.
Can she cook an apple pie, etc.
She can cook an apple pie,
In the twinklin' of an eye, etc.
Did ye take her for a ride, etc.
Aye, Aa took her for a ride,
She sat doon by me side, etc.
Does she lie close unto ye, etc.
She lies close unto me,
As the bark is te the tree, etc.