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Bonny Light Horseman

This song is by Nic Jones and appears on the live compilation album Game Set Match (2006).

You maidens and widows I pray give attention
To these few lines I'm going to mention
Well here's a maid in distraction who she's now going to wander
And she relies on George the king for the loss of her lover
Broken-hearted I'll wander for the loss of my lover
He's the bonny light horseman in the wars he was slain

Now for three long years and six months since he left England's shore
My bonny light horseman I'll never see no more
And when he's mounted on horseback oh so gallant and brave
And among all the soldiers respected he was
Broken-hearted I'll wander for the loss of my lover
He's the bonny light horseman in the wars he was slain

Now see how she does lament for the loss of her mate
Oh where will I wander my true love she says
For there's no mortal a-breathing my favour shall gain
He's the bonny light horseman in the wars he was slain
Broken-hearted I'll wander for the loss of my lover
He's the bonny light horseman in the wars he was slain

Now if I had the wings of an eagle up in the air I would fly
And fly o'er the fields where my true love does lie
And with these fond wings I'd spread aside his grave
And then kiss the cold lips that lie cold in the grave
Broken-hearted I'll wander for the loss of my lover
He's the bonny light horseman in the wars he was slain

Now when Boney commanded his troops how to stand
And proud flew the banners os so gaily and grand
He's fixed up his canon the victory to gain
But my bonny light horseman in the war he was slain
Broken-hearted I'll wander for the loss of my lover
He's the bonny light horseman in the wars he was slain

Credits Edit

  • Traditional/Arranged Nic Jones
  • Roud Folk Song Index #1185

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