Lyrics by Anonymous
Oh Charley he’s a fine young man
Oh Charley he’s a dandy!
Charley likes to kiss the girls
And he can do it dandy
I don’t want none of your weevily wheat
I don’t want none of your barley,
I want some flour and half an hour
To bake a cake for Charlie.
Charlie’s neat and Charlie’s sweet
And Charlie, he’s a dandy,
He loves to hug and kiss the girls
And feed them sugar candy.
Over the river and through the trees
Over the river to Charlie,
Over the river to feed my sheep
On buckwheat cakes and barley.
Coffee grows on white oak trees
Rivers flow with brandy,
I’ve got a pretty little blue-eyed gal
Sweet as ‘lasses candy.
Mama’s gone to Harlem town
Papa’s gone to Dover,
Sister’s wore her slippers out
A-kickin Charlie over.
Take her by her lily-white hand
Lead her like a pigeon,
Make her dance the weevily wheat
‘Til she loses her religion.
From On the Banks of Plum Creek