The bonny wee window, song

James McDaid, singing in English
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Sure I had a wee lass her name it was Nell
In a snug little house where her granny did dwell
The house it was wee and the window was glass
There was only four panes and one wanting glass.

O the bonny wee window the window so braw
The nicest wee window that ever you saw.

Oh it happened one night granny went to her bed
And the brawest wee laddie that ever Nell had
Came over the mountain his darling to see
And at the window right glimpses got he.

With his head in the window so dear was the smack
But for his own life could he get his head back
Granny reading the noises she jumped to the floor
Reached for the poker and ran out the door
And on Johnny’s back she same thin thacky on
And another like that would have broke his back bone.

Johnny cursed and he swore with might and with main
But still in the window he had to remain
Til the jambs gave away and the window did break
And off went young John with the frame round his neck.

Over high hill and low hill he went like the wind
Like a hare that was hunted not looking behind
While granny kept scolding and cursing galore
‘Til the poor wee lad landed home at the door.

So when he got home a hatchet got he
A wooden  hatchet to set himself free
And to cool his temper and please his desire
He burnt both the wood and the glass in the fire.

Of the bonny wee window the window so braw
The nicest wee window that ever you saw.