“Young Kitty Lee (Letty Lee)”

Author: unknown
Earliest date: 1952 (Peacock)
Keywords: courting marriage dialog disease
Found in: Canada(Mar,Newf)


A man sees "Young Kate." He is "shivering and shaking" and tells Kitty her kiss will cure him. She is eventually won over by his glib tongue. She says a husband may beat her, destroy all his earnings, or leave her but she agrees to marry anyway.

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Young Kitty Lee (Letty Lee)
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Young Kitty Lee

From Kenneth Peacock, Songs of the Newfoundland Outports, Volume II,
pp. 605-606. Sung by William Holloway, King's Cove, July 1952.

As I walked out on a beautiful morning
To view the fair fields as the day was a-dawning
The lark and the linnet were charming in the morning,
And nature seemed pleasant in every degree,
Yes, nature was humming in every degree.

(9 additional stanzas)


  1. Peacock, pp. 605-606, "Young Kitty Lee" (1 text, 1 tune)
  2. Creighton-SNewBrunswick 28, "Letty Lee" (1 text, 1 tune)
  3. ST Pea605 (Partial)
  4. Roud #2282
  5. BI, Pea605