Bonny Light Horseman, The
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Bonaparte commanded his troops for to stand
And he planted his cannons all over the land
And he planted his cannons the whole victory for to gain
And they killed my light horseman returning from Spain.
Broken hearted I will wander for the loss of my lover.
He is my bonny light horseman, in the wars he was slain.
If you saw my love in sentry on a cold winter's night
With his rosy red cheeks and his flowing brown hair
All mounted on horseback the whole victory for to gain
And he's on the battlefield great honours to gain. [for honour and fame]
Oh, if I were a blackbird and had wings to fly
I would fly to the spot where my true love does lie
And with my little fluttering wings his wounds I would heal
And 'tis all the night long on his breast I would lie.
Oh, Boney, Oh, Boney, I have caused you no harm
Tell me why, tell my why have you caused me this alarm
We were happy together, my true love and me
Oh, but now you have stretched him in death over the sea.
History: See also #161, #71
See also song #161, song #71