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Bonnie Blue Eyes

Goodbye my little Bonnie blue eyes
Goodbye my little Bonnie blue eyes
You've told me more lies than the stars in the skies
Goodbye my little Bonnie blue eyes

I saw my little Bonnie last night
She looked so dear to me
She's the only girl I ever loved
She's now gone back on me

Oh stand at the gate and weep,... (×2)
Oh stand at the gate and weep and mourn
Oh Bonnie won't you love me once more

Come and lay your hand in mine,... (×2)
Come and lay your arms around my neck
And say that you will be mine

Oh you know what you promised me,... (×2)
You promised that you'd marry me
Oh you know what you promised me

I've stayed in the country too long,... (×2)
The only wrong that I have done
I've stayed in the country too long

Come and go with me to the train,... (×2)
Come and go with me and see me get on
Goodbye my little Bonnie I'm gone


A song from the The ToneWay Mountain Music Collection, which offers lyrics and free Song Clips (recordings for learning the song by ear) for nearly 400 traditional songs, many of which are often heard in bluegrass and old-time jam circles. The ToneWay Project also offers songbooks, CDs, and a free online video series for learning to play music by ear. http://ToneWay.com