“I Don't Mind If I Do”


Various reminiscences about courting, all ending with something like, "Bedad, then, says I, I don't mind if I do." The singer comes courting, enters the house, takes a drink, kisses the girl, learns she has a dowry, and marries her


  • Bodleian, Harding B 11(2164), "Joe Muggins"/"I Don't Care If I Do," ("If you listen to me I will sing you a song"), unknown (London), 1863-1885


  • John Maguire, "Joe Higgins" (on IRJMaguire01)


  1. Meredith/Anderson, pp. 263-264, "Oh, Bedad Then, Says I" (1 text, 1 tune)
  2. Meredith/Covell/Brown, pp. 268-269, "I Don't Care If I Do" (1 text, 1 tune)
  3. Ives-DullCare, pp. 106-107,252, "Pat Murphy" (1 text, 1 tune)
  4. Ives-NewBrunswick, pp. 97-99, "Pat Murphy" (1 text, 1 tune)
  5. Morton-Maguire 20, pp. 46-47,111,164, "Joe Higgins" (1 text, 1 tune)
  6. Roud #847
  7. BI, MA263


Author: unknown
Earliest date: before 1885 (broadside Bodleian, Harding B 11(2164))
Keywords: courting marriage
Found in: Australia Canada(Mar) Ireland