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Thread #97222 Message #1910157
Posted By: Richie
15-Dec-06 - 08:14 AM
Thread Name: Origins: Weevily Wheat
Subject: RE: Origins: Weevily Wheat
Here's a version from The E.L. Simons Folk Song Collection:
Charlies he's a fine young man,
Charlie he's a dandy;
He likes to hug and kiss the girls
Whenever it comes handy.
It's Charlie here and Charlie there,
And Charlie over the ocean,
And Charlie he'll come back to me
Whenever he takes a notion.
I'll have none of your weevily wheat,
And I'll have none of your barley,
But I'll have some of the best of flour
To make a cake for Charlie.
Note from E.L. Simons (1952): It has been said that, because this song is so popular amoung Southerners of English and Scottish descent, it may apply to Bonnie Prince Charles, the "Young Pretender." See Randolph, Ozark Folksongs, Vol. III, p. 297-301.
You can listen on-line here: http://www.unc.edu/~breaden/Website/SongPages/songs_25_WeevilyWheat.htm