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The Bonny Light Horseman

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Oh, Napoleon Bonaparte, you’re the cause of my woe
Since my bonny light horseman to the wars he did go
Broken hearted I’ll wander, broken hearted I’ll remain
Since my bonny light horseman in the wars he was slain

When Boney commanded his armies to stand
And proud lift his banners all gaily and grand
He levelled his cannons right over the plain
And my bonny light horseman in the wars he was slain

Chorus

If I were a small bird and had wings and could fly
I would fly over the salt sea where my true love does lie
I’d flutter my fond wings right over his grave
And kiss the fond lips that lie cold in the clave

Chorus

And the dove she laments for her mate as she flies
“Oh, where, tell me where is my true love?” she cries
“And where in this whole world is there one to compare
With my bonny light horseman who was slain in the war?”

Chorus

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