Keyhole in the Door, The

DESCRIPTION: Through a keyhole, the narrator spies upon a woman preparing for bed until the light is extinguished and "I knew the show was over." He tells "men of science" that "A telescope is nothing to a keyhole in the door."
AUTHOR: Attributed to Eugene Field
KEYWORDS: hiding clothes
FOUND IN: Britain(England) US(MW,SE,So,SW) Canada(Newf)
REFERENCES (6 citations):
Cray, pp. 116-119, "The Keyhole in the Door" (2 texts, 1 tune)
Randolph-Legman I, pp. 538-544, "The Keyhole in the Door" (5 texts, 1 tune)
Peters, p. 294, "The Keyhole in the Door" (1 text, 1 tune)
Morris, #75, "Keyhole in the Door" (1 text, 1 tune)
Huntington-Whalemen, pp. 315-317, "The Keyhole in the Door" (1 text, 1 tune)

Roud #2099
Jimmie Davis, "The Keyhole in the Door" (Bluebird B-5156/Electra-Disc 2055/Sunrise S-3237, 1933; Montgomery Ward M-4449, 1934)
Raymond Noseworthy, "The Keyhole in the Door" (on MUNFLA/Leach)
Holland Puckett, "The Keyhole in the Door" (Challenge 328 [as by Harvey Watson]/Gennett 6271/Silvertone 5064, 25064, 8153, 1927/Supertone 9254 [as by Si Puckett; issued 1928])
Jim Wilson, "The Keyhole in the Door" (on Voice07)

cf. "The Whummil Bore" [Child 27] (plot)
NOTES [24 words]: In Randolph-Legman I, Legman offers substantial notes on the relationship or lack of relationship of this song to "The Whummil Bore" (Child 27). - EC
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