“The Bonny Wee Window”


Johnny comes to visit Nellie, whose window lacks a pane. The two talk until Nellie must go to bed, when Johnny sticks his head through the window for a kiss -- and finds himself stuck! Nellie's grandmother beats him till he pulls out frame and all

Same tune

  • Imphm (by James Nicholson)

Cross references


  • Bodleian, Harding B 26(314), "Kissing at the Window," Haly (Cork), 19C; also Firth b.27(282), 2806 b.11(278), Harding B 19(41), "Kissing at the Window"; Harding B 26(312), "Kissing Through the Window"


  1. Laws O18, "The Bonny Wee Window"
  2. Ford-Vagabond, pp. 20-23, "The Bonnie Wee Window" (1 text, 1 tune)
  3. Randolph 122, "The Bonny Wee Window" (1 text)
  4. Kennedy 123, "The Bonny Wee Window" (1 text, 1 tune)
  5. Ord, pp. 99-100, "The Bonnie Wee Window" (1 text)
  6. Creighton-SNewBrunswick 76, "The Neat Little Window" (1 text, 1 tune)
  7. DT 479, WEEWINDO*
  8. Roud #989
  9. BI, LO18


Author: unknown
Earliest date: 1899
Found in: US(So) Britain(Scotland,England(North)) Canada(Mar)