Oh, wha's at the window, wha? Oh, wha's at the window, wha? Bonnie Johnny has come Tae steal bonnie Jeannie awa.
The contributor calls this "an old Miss MacPherson song".
Recited fragment of opening verse (4 lines). The words are by Paisley poet Alexander Carlile (1788-1860), the air by R. A. Smith.
See: Greig-Duncan, vol 3, p. 471 'Poems' (A. Carlile, 1855) 'Paisley Poets' (R. Brown, 1889) p. 189 'Singing Island' (E. MacColl & P. Seeger, 1960) p. 7 'Songs of Scotland' vol. 2 (G. F. Graham, 1854) pp. 60-61 'The Poets and Poetry of Scotland' vol. 2 (J. G. Wilson, 1876) pp. 98-99 'Lyric Gems of Scotland' vol. 1 (comp. John Cameron, 1856) p. 155 'The Modern Scottish Minstrel' vol. IV (C. Rogers, 1857) pp. 253-254 'Scottish Song' (J. S. Blackie, 1889) pp. 135-136 'The Popular Songs of Scotland with Their Appropriate Melodies' (G. F. Graham, 1887) pp. 328-329