Henrik Norbeck's ABC Tunes

Display tune: Bonnie Light Horseman, The

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See also song #71, song #162

From file hnsong1.abc Get ABC for this tune
X:161
T:Bonnie Light Horseman, The
R:song
H:See also #71, #162
D:Dolores Keane & John Faulkner: Broken-Hearted I'll Wander
Z:id:hn-song-161
M:3/4
L:1/8
Q:1/4=90
K:G
G | G G4 A |[M:4/4] (GE) D4 d2 |[M:3/4] e e3 (dB) | d4
zd | e (e2d) (BA) | G2 E3 G | (AB) (AG) (ED) | E4 :|
DE | G2 G2 (AG) |[M:4/4] (GE) D4 Bd |[M:3/4] e2 e2 dB | d4
Bd | e2 (ed) (BA) | G2 E2 EG | (AB) (AG) (ED) | E4 ||
W:When Boney commanded his armies to stand,
W:He levelled his cannon right over the land
W:He levelled his cannon his victory to gain
W:And slew my light horseman on the way coming hame.
W:
W:Chorus:
W:Broken-hearted I'll wander, broken-hearted I'll remain
W:Since my bonny light horseman in the wars he was slain.
W:
W:If I was a small bird and had wings to fly
W:I'd fly 'cross the salt sea to where my love does lie.
W:And with my fond wings I'd beat over his grave,
W:And kiss the pale lips that lie cold in the clay.
W:
W:Chorus
W:
W:Now the dove she laments for her mate as she flies.
W:"Oh, where, tell me where, is my darling?", she cries.
W:And where in this wide world is there one to compare
W:With my bonny light horseman who was slain in the war.
W:
W:Chorus
W:
W:When Boney commanded his armies to stand,
W:He levelled his cannon right over the land
W:And he levelled his cannon his victory to gain
W:And slew my light horseman on the way coming hame.
W:
W:Chorus


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