Katie Cruel - Traditional
When I first came to town, they called me the roving jewel ,
Now they've changed their tune and they call me Katie Cruel ,
Oh diddle lully day, oh the little de o day.
Oh, that I was where I would be,
Then should I be where I am not
Here I am where I must be,
Where I would be I cannot.
Oh, diddle lully day, oh, the little de o day.
When I first came to town, they brought me the bottles plenty,
Now they've changed their tune and bring me the bottles empty.
I know who I love, I know who does love me,
I know where I'll go, and I know who'll go with me.
Through the woods I'll go, through the boggy mire
Straightway up the road 'till come to my heart's desire.
Eyes as bright as coal, lips as red as a cherry,
And 'tis her delight to make the young folks merry.