Collected by Max Hunter
Transcribed by James Lee
Sung by Miss Goldie Schott
April 3, 1958
Reel 235, Item 8
The Bonnie Wee Window
There was a brave lass, and her name it was Nell,
She lived in a house where her granny did dwell,
The house it was small and the windows were less,
It had but four panes and one needed a glass.
The Bonnie wee window, the nice little window,
The prettiest window that ever you saw.
Oh it happened one night that grandma went to her bed,
Johnnie the clever sweetheart that young Nelly had,
Came over the hill his sweetheart to see,
And under the window plainly talked he.
The lover's sat talking not much had been said,
Till grandma cried, "darling come to your bed,"
Yes, grandma I coming, "cried Nelly in . . .
So fare ye well Johnnie next night again to
Said Nelly to Johnnie, "Don't think it amiss,
Before you leave me just fetch me one kiss."
With the curtest honor he thrust his head through,
What is there in love that lovers won't do.
Three kisses he gave her and sweet was the smack,
When to his surprise he couldn't get his head back,
He raced and he caved , he screamed and he cursed,
And Nelly sat laughing as though she would burst.
Grandma hearing the noise sprang on the floor,
And seizing the poker she rushed to the door,
When acrost his poor back she gave such a whack,
And another one like it would have broken his back.
The Bonnie Wee Window (contd.)
Reel 235, Item 8
He raved and he caved and he cursed the old dame,
But he sat in the window he had to remain,
Till the sash it gave way and the glass it did break,
And Johnnie went home with the frame on his neck.
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