My Bonnie Lies Over the Ocean (Traditional melody)


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About 'My Bonnie Lies Over the Ocean'

Trad. (biography)
The Artist:
Traditional Music of unknown author.
Info: The origin of the song is unknown, though it is often suggested that the subject of the song may be Charles Edward Stuart ('Bonnie Prince Charlie'):[1] after the defeat of the Prince at the Battle of Culloden in 1746 and his subsequent exile, his Jacobite supporters could have sung the tune in his honour; and thanks to the ambiguity of the term "bonnie", which can refer to a woman as well as to a man, they could pretend it was a love song.
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Style: Traditional (View more Traditional Music)
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