Bonny Wee Window, The [Laws O18]

DESCRIPTION: 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
AUTHOR: unknown
EARLIEST DATE: 1899; music apparently for sale in 1891 (see NOTES)
KEYWORDS: courting humorous nightvisit
FOUND IN: US(So) Britain(Scotland,England(North)) Canada(Mar)
REFERENCES (9 citations):
Laws O18, "The Bonny Wee Window"
Ford-Vagabond, pp. 20-23, "The Bonnie Wee Window" (1 text, 1 tune)
Greig #123, pp. 1-2, "The Bonnie Wee Window" (1 text)
GreigDuncan7 1512, "The Bonnie Wee Window" (3 texts, 3 tunes)
Randolph 122, "The Bonny Wee Window" (1 text)
Kennedy 123, "The Bonny Wee Window" (1 text, 1 tune)
Ord, pp. 99-100, "The Bonnie Wee Window" (1 text)
Creighton-SNewBrunswick 76, "The Neat Little Window" (1 text, 1 tune)

Roud #989
Jack Goodfellow, "The Bonny Wee Window" (on FSBFTX13)
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"
cf. "Crockery Ware" (plot)
Imphm (by James Nicholson)
NOTES [67 words]: Jim Dixon points out to me that there is an advertisement for a song of this title, one of a set of "Humorouus Part-Songs" published by Bayley and Ferguson, in The Musical Times, Vol. 32, No. 575, for January 1, 1891 (London, Novello, Ewer, and Co.), p. 59 (available on Google Books). I cannot prove that this is the same song, but it seems likely. It was listed as arranged by William Moodie. - RBW
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