“I Wish That Girl Was Mine”


"When I was a little boy, Just eighteen inches high, How I'd hug and kiss those girls To see their mammas cry." "Oh, I wish that girl was mine (x2), The only tune that I can play Is 'I wish that girl was mine.'" Of courting, banjos, and last regrets(?)


This may be a variant of "Troubled In My Mind" or one of its relatives, but it has enough unique material (notably the first verse) that I tentatively separate it. - RBW

Cross references


  1. BrownIII 298, "I Wish That Girl Was Mine" (1 text)
  2. Roud #16859
  3. BI, Br3298


Author: unknown
Earliest date: 1939 (Brown)
Keywords: love courting music
Found in: US(SE)