Collected by Raymond Whittier For M.C. Parler Transcribed by Linda Humphrey
Sung by: Irene Sargent West Fork, Ark. Dec. 9, 1960 Reel 303 Item 15
Whistle and Wait for Kate
After business you will find me, Every night as sure as fate,
At the corner of the street here, Waiting for my bonny Kate.
Her father had forbidden Young men to the house to go.
So in consequence I whistle,
Just to let my Katy know.
I am waiting her to greet Blue-eyed Kate with kisses sweet. Every night at the end of the street, I whistle and wait for Katy.
You may think me awkward, standing In the busy street like this,
But I’m sure you would not mind it, Could you meet such sweet a miss.
Of course I wait till all is silent, See there's no one passing by,
Before I venture in to whistle,
Known alone to Kate and I
How her father means to take it,
When he hears the news forsooth, Wonder what he'll say to Katy,
When he learns it is the truth.Whistle and Wait for Kate
I've at least this consolation That my heart is just and right; Though, therefore, I'll fondly whistle For my Katy every night.
I am waiting here to greet Blue-eyed Kate with kisses sweet.
Every night at the end of the street,
I whistle and wait for Katy.
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