#02994
Bonnie Wee Jenny McCall (John White) video
#1537: YouTube video by oldirishladdie
©2011 ~ Used with permission ~

A fine wee lass, a bonnie wee lass,
is bonnie wee Jenny McCall,
I gave her me mother's engagement ring
and a bonnie wee tartan shawl;
I met her at a wedding in the Co-operative Hall,
I was the best man, she was the belle of the ball.

The first time that I met her
she was awfully, awfully shy,
The rain came pouring down
but she was happy and so was I;
We went like mad for shelter
and we landed up the stair,
The rain came pouring in my breeks,
but move I did not care.

She's fine wee lass, a bonnie wee lass,
me bonnie wee Jenny McCall,
I gave her me mother's engagement ring
and a bonnie wee tartan shawl;
I met her at a wedding in the Co-operative Hall,
I was the best man, she was the belle of the ball.

And now I've wed my Jenny
and babies we have three,
Two daughters and a wee, wee fellah
that sits upon me knee;
They're right wee holy terrors
and they're never still for long,
But they sit and listen every night
while I sing me song.

She's a fine wee lass, a bonnie wee lass,
me bonnie wee Jenny McCall,
I gave her me mother's engagement ring
and a bonnie wee tartan shawl;
I met her at a wedding in the Co-operative Hall,
I was the best man, she was the belle of the ball.

She's a fine wee lass, a bonnie wee lass,
me bonnie wee Jenny McCall,
I gave her me mother's engagement ring
and a bonnie wee tartan shawl;
I met her at a wedding in the Co-operative Hall,
I was the best man, she was the belle of the ball.
I was the best man, she was the belle of the ball.
HEY!

####.... Variant of a traditional melody with lyrics to well-known Scottish balladeer Joe Gordon's Bonnie Wee Jeannie McColl, (The Joe Gordon Album, J S Kerr, Glasgow, Scotland, ©1959) ....####
This variant recorded by St John's brewery worker John White [1930-1998] (John White Plays Favourites, trk#4, 1973, Audat Records, Oshawa, Ontario, produced by Al Feeney for Media Artist Services/Fivetake Group Productions Limited and recorded at MUN Radio, St John's, NL).

See more songs by John White.

From the Dictionary of Newfoundland English:
Breeks - Heavy trousers, like riding-breeches.



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