MY BONNIE LIES OVER THE OCEAN

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MY BONNIE LIES OVER THE OCEAN
“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 Bonnie Prince
Charlie, the grandson of the deposed Stuart monarch James II. Many Highland Scots
supported Bonnie 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 The Beatles featuring Pete Best on
drums (who at the time were a little-known beat combo, and were originally credited as
the ‘Beat Brothers’).
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.
My Bonnie lies over the ocean,
my Bonnie lies over the sea.
Well my Bonnie lies over the ocean.
Yeah bring back my Bonnie to me.
Yeah bring back, ah bring back,
oh bring back my Bonnie to me to me.
Oh bring back, oh bring back,
oh bring back my Bonnie to me.