“Jingle at the Window (Tideo)”


Playparty. "Jingle at the window, (tideo/dideo)....' "Pass one window, tideo...." Pass two windows, tideo...." "You swing heads... I swing feet... Ain't dat nice... walkin' on de ice."


For the possible relationship of this to "Sugar in My Coffee," see the notes to that song.

Scarborough's version of this has stanzas twice as long (eight lines) as Randolph's, but presumably this is just the usual story of half the tune being lost. - RBW


  1. Randolph 525, "Jingle at the Window" (1 text, 1 tune)
  2. Lomax-FSNA 208, "Tideo" (1 text, 1 tune)
  3. Scarborough-NegroFS, pp. 115-116, "Dance Song" (1 text, 1 tune)
  4. Cambiaire, p. 134, "Tideo" (1 text, with two verses of "Tideo" and one probably from "Go In and Out the Window")
  5. Roud #3597
  6. BI, R525


Author: unknown
Earliest date: 1911 (JAFL 24)
Keywords: playparty nonballad
Found in: US(So)