“She Said She Was Only Flirting”


"They stood on the beach at evening, Under the sunset so fair." He tells of his love for her; she tells him, "Oh sir, I was only flirting...." She says she is engaged to another, and goes her way. We are told he is "Too soon grown worn and old."


The middle stanzas of this piece are almost identical in meaning (except with genders reversed) to "Juanita," though the wording is somewhat different. The endings, however, are completely different. - RBW

Cross references


  1. Randolph 764, "She Said She Was Only Flirting" (1 text plus mention of 1 more, 1 tune)
  2. Roud #7359
  3. BI, R764


Author: unknown
Earliest date: 1927 (Randolph)
Found in: US(So)