My bonnie blue eyes    (video)

 

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1. Goodbye, my little bonnie blue eyes,

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    goodbye, my little bonnie blue eyes.

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    You've told me more lies than the stars in the skies

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    goodbye, my little bonnie blue eyes.

 

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2. I saw my little bonnie last night,

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    she looked so dear to me.

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    She's the only girl I ever loved,

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    she's now gone back on me.

 

+  instrumental = verse 2

 

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3. Oh, stand at the gate and weep,

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    oh, stand at the gate and weep.

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    Oh, stand at the gate and weep and mourn,

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    oh, bonnie, won’t you love me once more.

 

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4. Come and lay your hand in mine,

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    come and lay your hand in mine !

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    Come and lay your arms around my neck

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    and say that you will be mine.

 

+  instrumental = verse 4

 

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5. Oh, you know what you promised me,

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    oh, you know what you promised me !

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    You promised that you'd marry me

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    oh, you know what you promised me.

 

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6. I've stayed in the country too long

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    I've stayed in the country too long.

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    The only wrong that I have done,

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    I've stayed in the country too long.

 

+  instrumental = verse 6

 

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7. Come and go with me too the train,

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    come and go with me too the train.

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    Come and go with me and see me get on,

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    goodbye, my little bonnie, I'm gone

 

(orig. = capo 2nd)    (The Carter Family)