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My Bonnie

My Bonnie (Lies over the Ocean) is a traditional Scottish folk song. It may have its origin in the history of Charles Edward Stuart, commonly known as Bonny Prince Charlie, the grandson of the deposed Stuart monarch James II. Many Highland Scots supported Bonny Prince Charlie's attempt to restore the Stuarts to the English throne in 1745-46 by invading Scotland and England.

The song was famously arranged and recorded by Tony Sheridan with musical backing by a then little-known beat combo called The Beatles (originally credited as the 'Beat Brothers'). It has numerous parody versions. For more information on these parody versions, see My Bonnie Has Tuberculosis.

The lyrics are as follows:

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 

Bring back, bring back 
Bring back my Bonnie to me, to me 
Bring back, bring back 
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 

Bring back, bring back 
Bring back my Bonnie to me, to me 
Bring back, bring back 
Bring back my Bonnie to me 

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 

Bring back, bring back 
Bring back my Bonnie to me, to me 
Bring back, bring back 
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 

Bring back, bring back 
Bring back my Bonnie to me, to me 
Bring back, bring back 
Bring back my Bonnie to me 
(Courtesy of Wikipedia)

My Bonnie is a traditional Scottish folk song. A chord-melody arrangement is presented below in the key of C. The song is played moderately in 3/4 time.

          C           F             C
E-----||--0--------|------------|----------|---------|
B-----||--1--3--1--|--3--1------|----------|---------|
G--0--||--0--------|--2-----2---|---0------|----0----|
D-----||--2--------|------------|---2--2---|----2----|
A-----||--3--------|--3---------|---3------|----3----|
E-----||-----------|--1---------|----------|---------|
        1.          2.           3.         4.

    C             D7               G7 
E---0---------|--------------|-----------|-----------|
B---1--3--1---|---1--0--1----|-----3-----|-----------|
G---0---------|---2----------|-----0-----|-----0-----|
D---2---------|---0----------|-----3-----|-----3-----|
A---3---------|--------------|-----2-----|-----2-----|
E-------------|---2----------|-----3-----|-----3-----|
 5.            6.             7.          8.

    C             F               C           (Am)
E---0---------|--------------|------------|----------|
B---1--3--1---|---3--1-------|------------|----------|
G---0---------|---2-----2----|----0-------|----0-----|
D---2---------|--------------|----2--2----|----2-----|
A---3---------|---3----------|----3-------|----3-----|
E-------------|---1----------|------------|----------|
 9.            10.            11.          12.

    D7            G7              C
E-------------|-------------|-----------|-----------||
B------3--1---|---0-----0---|-----1-----|----(1)----||
G---2---------|---0--2------|-----0-----|----(0)----||
D---0---------|---3---------|-----2-----|----(2)----||
A-------------|---2---------|-----3-----|----(3)----||
E---2---------|---3---------|-----------|-----------||
 13.           14.           15.         16.

      C                         F
E-----------|------------|-------------|-------------|
B-----------|-----1------|-------------|------3------|
G-----0-----|-----0------|------2------|------2------|
D-----2-----|-----2------|------2------|-------------|
A-----3-----|-----3------|------3------|------3------|
E-----------|------------|------1------|------1------|
 17.         18.          19.           20.

     G7                           C   G7       C    
E---------------|-------------|-----------|----0-----|
B----0--0--0----|---0-----0---|---1---3---|----1-----|
G----0----------|---0--2------|---0---0---|----0-----|
D----3----------|---3---------|---2---3---|----2-----|
A----2----------|---2---------|---3---2---|----3-----|
E----3----------|-------------|-------3---|----------|
 21.             22.            23.        24. 
 
     C            C7            F            D7
E-----------|------------|-------------|-------------|
B-----------|-----1------|-------------|-----3--1----|
G-----0-----|-----3------|------2------|-----2-------|
D-----2-----|-----2------|------2------|-----0-------|
A-----3-----|-----3------|------3------|-------------|
E-----------|------------|------1------|-----2-------|
 25.         26.          27.           28.

     G7                            C       
E---------------|-------------|---------|----(0)----||
B----0--0--0----|---0-----0---|----1----|----(1)----||
G----0----------|---0--2------|----0----|----(0)----||
D----3----------|---3---------|----2----|----(2)----||
A----2----------|---2---------|----3----|----(3)----||
E----3----------|-------------|---------|-----------||
 29.             30.           31.       32. 

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