“Roger's Courtship”


Roger's father instructs the boy in how to find a wife. He should dress in his best and kiss each pretty girl he meets. He meets (Grace/Nell), and tries his procedure. She slaps him. He asks how she dare reject such a fine specimen as he, then goes home


  1. SHenry H820, pp. 257-258, "Roger's Courtship" (1 text, 1 tune)
  2. Roud #575
  3. BI, HHH520


Alternate titles: “Jan's Courtship”; “Roger and Nell”; “Robin's Courtship”
Author: unknown
Earliest date: 1939 (Sam Henry collection)
Found in: Ireland