The ToneWay® Project: helping people play music

Who's That Knocking on My Window

Who's that knocking at my window, Knocks so loud and won't come 5 in
It is your 1 own true-hearted lover, Oh, rise you 5 up, and let him 1 in

Go 'way, go 'way, don't wake my mother, For love's a thing she can't endure
She's been the ruin of many a lover, She'll be the ruin of many more

I've come to whisper in your ear, love, Do you think it any harm
I've come to win you of your mother, Pray trust yourself in your darling's arms

Go way, go way, don't wake my father, For he is on his bed of rest
And on his breast he carries a weapon, To kill the one that I love best

I wish I was some little sparrow, I'd circle like a turtle dove
I'd fly away to a lonely valley, And settle down in the land of love

Available in these books:

Big Print Songs
Over 200 songs.
Family Tradition
The reference manual, with lyrics to 330 songs.
Featuring large-print lyrics (20-point type) and chords, historical info, jamming hints, and more.

A song from the The ToneWay Mountain Music Collection, which offers lyrics and free Song Clips (recordings for learning the song by ear) for nearly 400 traditional songs, many of which are often heard in bluegrass and old-time jam circles. The ToneWay Project also offers songbooks, CDs, and a free online video series for learning to play music by ear.