In this he proved correct, for the Merry Widow girl could sing, and she could also act.
Housman then asked her to sing a song from The Merry Widow, which she did.
The Merry Widow gave the gang the wink, said Iky, cynically.
Some one suggests that it must have been a Merry Widow hat, but that's jesting, of course.
You're doing the Merry Widow act while the old man's not looking.