My Bonnie Lies Over the Ocean

February 27, 2008 at 10:37 am 1 comment

This traditional Scottish folk song has been around for at least a couple of centuries.  Some say it is singing of Charles Edward Stuart, known in Scotland as “Bonnie Prince Charles” (or “Bonnie Prince Charlie”), who was supported by many mid-18th century Scots in his attempt to regain the English throne for the royal line of the Stuarts.

My Bonnie lies over the ocean,
My Bonnie lies over the sea;
My Bonnie lies over the ocean.
Oh, bring back my Bonnie to me.

[Chorus]

Bring back, bring back;
Oh, bring back my Bonnie to me, to me.
Bring back, bring back;
Oh, bring back my Bonnie to me.

Last night as I lay on my pillow,
Last night as I lay on my bed;
Last night as I lay on my pillow
I dreamed that my Bonnie was dead.

Oh, blow ye the winds o’er the ocean,
And blow ye the winds o’er the sea;
Oh, blow ye the winds o’er the ocean,
And bring back my Bonnie to me.

The winds have blown over the ocean,
The winds have blown over the sea;
The winds have blown over the ocean
And brought back my Bonnie to me.

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Entry filed under: Folk Songs, Traditional Songs.

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