Who's That Knockin' At My Window?
By: A.P. Carter
Original Performance: The Carter Family
Written by: A.P. Carter
- Who's That Knockin' At My Window?
[From December 16 1997, version]
Who's that knockin' at my window?
Knocks so loud and won't come in
It is your old true-hearted lover
Rise you up and let him in
Go away, go away, don't wake my mother
Our 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
Go away, go away, don't wake my father
For there is a thing on his breast
And on his chest, he carries a weapon
To kill the one that I love best
I wish I was a little sparrow
I'd circle like a turtledove
Fly away to a lonesome valley
And settle down in the land of love