“Harmless Young Jim”


Jim says to a girl, "My name it is harmless Young Jim" and offers to "take you to the bakery and buy you a bun." She resists. He persists. They marry and have a son. "I'm sure I'd been better to leave her alone"

Cross references


  1. Peacock, pp. 282-283, "Harmless Young Jim" (1 text, 1 tune)
  2. Roud #9968
  3. BI, Pea282


Author: unknown
Earliest date: 1959 (Peacock)
Found in: Canada(Newf)