“Kitty Lie Over” = “The Frost is All Over”?

Last session, we were taught a tune called “Kitty Lie Over” by our esteemed anchor–a lovely jaunty jig that has a nice turn and a bit of an unexpected bit in the B2 part. Now, I was a bit confused when I searched my tunepal application on my android phone  (www.tunepal.org) for “Kitty Lie Over” and came up with nothing at all, especially since the app uses multiple databases in its searches. But a youtube search did not fail me. The words “kitty lie over” are part of the lyric to the song “The Frost is All Over,” played wonderfully in the following video by the fabulous band The Chieftains.

What would you do if the kettle boiled over?
What would I do but to fill it again
What would you do if the cows eat the clover?
What would I do but to set it again
The praties are dug and the frost is all over
Kitty lie over close to the wall
How would you like to be married to a solider?
Kitty lie over close to the wall

What would you do if you married a solider?
What would I do only follow his gun
What would you do if he died on the ocean?
What would I do only marry again
The praties all boil and the herrings are roasted
Kitty lie over close to the wall
You to be drunk and I to be sober
Kitty lie over close to the wall

What would you do if the kettle boiled over?
What would I do but to fill it again
What would you do if the cows eat the clover?
What would I do but to set it again
The praties are dug and the frost is all over
Kitty lie over close to the wall
How would you like to be married to a solider?
Kitty lie over close to the wall

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