Bonnie Lass Of Fenario

Bonnie Lass Of Fenario

recorded by Joan Baez on her Ballad Book, and by Judy Collins on Golden Apples

As we marched down to Fenario
As we marched down to Fenario
Our captain fell in love with a lady like a dove
And the name she was called was pretty Peggy-o

Come go along with me, Pretty Peggy-o
Come go along with me, Pretty Peggy-o
In coaches you will ride with your true love by your side
Just as grand as any lady in the areo

What would your mother think, Pretty Peggy-o
What would your mother think, Pretty Peggy-o
What would your mother think for to hear the guineas clink
And the soldiers all a marching before you o

Youíre the man that I adore, Handsome Willi-o
Youíre the man that I adore, Handsome Willi-o
Youíre the man that I adore, but your fortune is too low
Iím afraid my mother will be angry-o

Come a tripping down the stairs, Pretty Peggy-o
Come a tripping down the stairs, Pretty Peggy-o
Come a tripping down the stair, tie up your yellow hair
Bid a last farewell to handsome Willy-o

If ever I return, Pretty Peggy-o
If ever I return, Pretty Peggy-o
If ever I return, the city I will burn
And destroy all the ladies in the areo

Our captain, he is dead, Pretty Peggy-o
Our captain he is dad, he died for a maid
And heís buried in Louisiana county-o



- courtesy of Digital Tradition -


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