When Bonnie commanded his armies to stand
he levelled his cannon all over the land
he levelled his cannon his victory to gain
and slew my light horseman on the way comin' hame.
Broken hearted I'll wander broken hearted I'll remain
since my bonnie light horseman in the wars he was slain.
If I was a small bird and had wings to fly
I'd fly oer the ocean to where my love lies
and with my fond wings I'd beat over his grave
and kiss the pale lips lieing cold in the clay.
Now the dove she laments for her mate as she flies
oh where tell me where is my darling she cries
and where in this wide world is there one to compare
with my bonnie light horseman who was slain in the wars.
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