Music You Can Read®

"My Bonnie Lies Over the Ocean"
       



Contents

     
"My Bonnie Lies Over the Ocean"
Additional Information


"My Bonnie" Lyrics, Text Format



Syncopation, a dotted half rest, the interval La/Re,
and rests ending every line of a verse.

Click to hear melody.
 


Description
 
  • Grade: Third

  • Origin: United Kingdom, Scotland - Traditional,
    cir. 1881

  • Key: G Major

  • Time: 3/4

  • Form: AB verse/refrain

  • Rhythm: intermediate: | ta/ ti ta | syncopation,
    | ta ta ta | ta ta/a | (ta/a) ta | ta/a/a | (ta/a/a) |

  • Pitches: intermediate: Mi So La Ti Do Re Mi

  • Intervals: intermediate: So/Mi, Do\La, So\Mi, La/Re, So/Do

  • Musical Elements: notes: dotted half, half, dotted quarter, eighth; rests: dotted half, half; pickup beat, syncopation, verse/refrain

  • Key Words: world geography, Scotland, United Kingdom, sailing, sea chanty, camp song, Bonnie (refers to a man or a woman), lies, ocean, pillow, night, dreamt, winds, blow, sea, brought; abbreviation: o'er (over)

 
 


My Bonnie Lies over the Ocean

           
    1. 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.
   
      Refrain    
      Bring back, bring back,
Oh bring back my Bonnie to me, to me.
Bring back, bring back,
Oh, bring back my Bonnie to me.
   
   
2.
Last night as I lay on my pillow,
Last night as I lay on my bed,
Last night as I lay on my pillow,
I dreamt that my Bonnie was dead.
   
      Refrain    
    3. Oh blow the winds o'er the ocean,
And blow the winds o'er the sea,
Oh blow the winds o'er the ocean,
And bring back my Bonnie to me.
   
      Refrain    
    4.

The winds have blown over the ocean,
The winds have blown over the sea,
The winds have blown over the ocean,
And brought back my Bonnie to me
.

   
      Refrain    
           


Back to top.

 

Additional Formats


music

"My Bonnie" Music Format
click image to enlarge



beats

Click to enlarge: "My Bonnie" Beats Format
click image to enlarge



rhythm

Click to Enlarge: "My Bonnie" Rhythm Format
click image to enlarge



pitch numbers

Click to Enlarge: "My Bonnie" Pitch Number Format
click image to enlarge



solfeggio

Click to Enlarge: "My Bonnie" Solfeggio Format
click image to enlarge



letter names

Click to Enlarge: "My Bonnie" Letter Names Format
click image to enlarge




 
LEGAL NOTICE
© 2012 Music Notes, Inc
All Rights Reserved
       
     
Music You Can Read is a registered trademark of Music Notes, Inc.