O Wha's at the Window, Wha, Wha
Date 1956
Track ID 3131
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Track Information

Original Track ID

SA1956.45.A12

Original Tape ID

SA1956.045

Summary

A recited fragment:

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".

Item Notes

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

Recording Location

County - Banffshire

Parish - Inveravon

Village - Glenlivet

Language

Scots

Genre

Song

Collection

SoSS

Classification

R2590;