And when his daddy would visit he'd come along
When they gathered 'round and started talkin'
That's when Billy would take me walkin'
A-through the backyard we'd go walkin'
Then he'd look into my eyes
Lord knows to my surprise
Reverends would often drop in on residents of their parish in those days. Whilst the adults were conversing in the house, Billy and the narrator would go into the garden and there she would fall in love.