Bonnie girl

tell me where he’s gone, Bonnie girl, Bonnie girl
tell me where your lover’s gone today

he’s gone to be a sailor and sail the wide world over
he’s gone to be a sailor so they say
and when he’s made his money he’ll come back to call me honey
and I know we”ll be together one fine day

tell me where he’s gone, Bonnie girl, Bonnie girl
tell me where your lover’s gone today

he’s gone to be a farmer sure the man’s a real charmer
he’s gone to be a farmer so they say
and when the crop is gathered he’ll come back and we’ll be married
and I know we’ll be together one fine day

tell me where he’s gone, Bonnie girl, Bonnie girl
tell me where your lover’s gone today

he’s gone to be a soldier though it makes my blood run colder
he’s gone to be a soldier so they say
but when the battle’s won he’ll come back and we’ll have fun
and I know we’ll be together one fine day

tell me where he’s gone, Bonnie girl, Bonnie girl
tell me where your lover’s gone today

he’s gone to be a corpse the fate of all of course
he’s gone to be a corpse so they say
o’er the bridge to the meadow where the living cannot follow
but I know we’ll be together one fine day

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6 Comments

  1. damommza

     /  November 3, 2012

    This is a perfect companion as the female voice to Vaughn Monroe’s “Billy Boy”. It fits like they were made to read together. Excellent presentation of the women’s point of view and worthy of being put to music. Applolsaws! πŸ˜€ πŸ˜€ πŸ˜€

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    • I don’t know “Billy Boy” so I’ll have to look it up, but the pattern was designed to look like an old folk song, and as such I allowed myself to be looser with the rhyming structure than I normally would be with a straight poem πŸ˜€

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  2. abikertoo

     /  November 3, 2012

    Dayut kud bee reyud tew deh kaeyduns ubba see shayuntee oar ae foeyulk sawoung, evvur wae izz gud, soeyz deh lyrikkz.

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    • Thank you πŸ˜€ that’s exactly what I was trying for, though I am completely unmusical I was looking to get the structure and the rhythm of the old time folk songs πŸ˜€

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      • abikertoo

         /  November 4, 2012

        Goe tew http://www.kdhx.org on Seundae form 2 tew 4pm, “No Time to Tarry Here” & listen, in that show will be the representation you’re looking for, or Folks of the World from 8 to 10am Sunday morning, fol music from ALL over the world, or go to kdhx & click on listen live, when it comes up go to the lower righ there to “More to Love” & access the archives, the past two weeks of each show are there, click on it & get it right away, ENJOY!!

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        • I listen to music of all ages and types, I just don’t have any musical ability at all. Thank you for the link I will check it out πŸ˜€

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