Courtin’ in the Kitchen lyrics and chords

The chords to Courtin’ in the Kitchen are presented in the key of G. The lyrics tells the story of a young man who got into trouble for courting a girl in Captain Kelly’s kitchen.

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G 
Come single belle and beau, un
Em 
to me pay at
D 
tention
 
Don’t  
G 
ever fall in  
Em 
love, ‘tis the  
C 
devil’s own in
D7 
vention
 
For  
G 
once I fell in love with a maiden so bewitchin’
 
Miss  
C 
Henrietta 
 
 
Am 
Bell down in  
A7 
Captain Kelly’s  
D 
kitchen
 
With me t
G 
oo-ra-loo-ra-lay, me toor-a-loor-a-
D 
ladd-ie
 
Sing  
G 
too-ra-loo-ra-
Em 
lay, 
 
 
D 
toor-a-loor-a-
G 
ladd-ie

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At the age of seventeen I was ‘prenticed to a grocer
Not far from Stephen’s Green where Miss Henri’ used to go sir
Her manners were so fine; she set me heart a-twitchin’
When she asked meself to tea down in Captain Kelly’s kitchen

Now Sunday being the day that we were to have the flare-up
I dressed meself quite gay and I frizzed and oiled me hair up
The Captain had no wife and he’d gone off a-fishin’
So we kicked up high life out of sight down in the kitchen

Just as the clock struck six we sat down at the table
She handed tea and cakes and I arte what I was able
I had cakes with punch and tay till me side got a stitch in
And the time it passed away with the courtin’ in the kitchen

With me arms around her waist she slyly hinted marriage
When through the door in haste we heard Captain Kelly’s carriage
Her eyes told me ful well, and they were not bewitchin’
That she wished I’d get to hell, or be somewhere from that kitchen

She flew up off her knees, some five feet up or higher
And over head and heels threw me slap into the fire
My new Repealer’s coat that I got from Mr Mitchell
With a twenty shilling note went to blazes in the kitchen

I grieved to see me duds all smeared with smoke and ashes
When a tub of dirty suds right into me face she dashes
As I lay on the floor and the water she kept pitchin’
Till a footman broke the door and came chargin’ to the kitchen

When the Captain came downstairs, though he seen me situation
Despite of all my prayers I was marched off to the station
For me they’d take no bail, though to get home I was itchin’
And I had to tell the tale of how I came into the kitchen

I said she did invite me but she gave a flat denial
For assault she did indict me and meself was sent for trial
She swore I robbed the house in spite of all her screechin’
And I got six months hard for me courtin’ in the kitchen

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[G]Come single belle and beau, un[Em]to me pay at[D]tention
Don’t [G]ever fall in [Em]love, ‘tis the [C]devil’s own in[D7]vention
For [G]once I fell in love with a maiden so bewitchin’
Miss [C]Henrietta [Am]Bell down in [A7]Captain Kelly’s [D]kitchen

With me t[G]oo-ra-loo-ra-lay, me toor-a-loor-a-[D]ladd-ie
Sing [G]too-ra-loo-ra-[Em]lay, [D]toor-a-loor-a-[G]ladd-ie

At the age of seventeen I was ‘prenticed to a grocer
Not far from Stephen’s Green where Miss Henri’ used to go sir
Her manners were so fine; she set me heart a-twitchin’
When she asked meself to tea down in Captain Kelly’s kitchen

Now Sunday being the day that we were to have the flare-up
I dressed meself quite gay and I frizzed and oiled me hair up
The Captain had no wife and he’d gone off a-fishin’
So we kicked up high life out of sight down in the kitchen

Just as the clock struck six we sat down at the table
She handed tea and cakes and I arte what I was able
I had cakes with punch and tay till me side got a stitch in
And the time it passed away with the courtin’ in the kitchen

With me arms around her waist she slyly hinted marriage
When through the door in haste we heard Captain Kelly’s carriage
Her eyes told me ful well, and they were not bewitchin’
That she wished I’d get to hell, or be somewhere from that kitchen

She flew up off her knees, some five feet up or higher
And over head and heels threw me slap into the fire
My new Repealer’s coat that I got from Mr Mitchell
With a twenty shilling note went to blazes in the kitchen

I grieved to see me duds all smeared with smoke and ashes
When a tub of dirty suds right into me face she dashes
As I lay on the floor and the water she kept pitchin’
Till a footman broke the door and came chargin’ to the kitchen

When the Captain came downstairs, though he seen me situation
Despite of all my prayers I was marched off to the station
For me they’d take no bail, though to get home I was itchin’
And I had to tell the tale of how I came into the kitchen

I said she did invite me but she gave a flat denial
For assault she did indict me and meself was sent for trial
She swore I robbed the house in spite of all her screechin’
And I got six months hard for me courtin’ in the kitchen

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