My Bonnie Lies Over the Ocean…

So checking out the Mental Floss blog they had a recent post about second verses to famous songs you sung as a child. 

Everyone remembers:

My Bonnie lies over the ocean,
my Bonnie lies over the sea,
My Bonnie lies over the ocean,
O bring back my Bonnie to me.

Chorus:
Bring back, bring back, O bring back my Bonnie to me, to me:
Bring back, bring back, O bring back my Bonnie to me.

Well that ain’t all.  According to the post the second verse (actually it is the third) goes:

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 dreamed that my Bonnie was dead.

OK…does he wish her dead or just assumed she was dead?  So further investigation I come across a site called ScoutSongs.com and lucky for you and me they had the whole song.  The further you go the creepier it gets.  I will now have nightmares. 

My Bonnie lies over the ocean,
my Bonnie lies over the sea,
My Bonnie lies over the ocean,
O bring back my Bonnie to me.

Chorus:
Bring back, bring back, O bring back my Bonnie to me, to me:
Bring back, bring back, O bring back my Bonnie to me.

O blow ye winds over the ocean,
O blow ye winds over the sea.
O blow ye winds over the ocean,
And bring back my Bonnie to me.

Repeat chorus

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 dreamed that my Bonnie was dead.

Repeat chorus

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.

Repeat chorus

My Bonnie leaned over the gas tank,
The height of its contents to see,
I lit a small match to assist her,
O Bring back my Bonnie to me.

Repeat chorus

Last night as I lay on my pillow,
Last night as I lay on my bed,
I stuck my feet out of the window,
In the morning the neighbors were dead.

Repeat chorus

My mother makes beer in the bathtub,
My father makes synthetic gin,
My sister makes fudge for a quarter,
Wouldja believe how the money rolls in?

Repeat chorus

My mother, she drowned in the bathtub,
My father, he died from his gin,
My sister choked on her chocolate,
My stars, what a fix I am in.

Repeat chorus

I tried making beer in the bathtub,
I tried making synthetic gin,
I tried making fudge for a living,
Now look at the shape that I’m in.

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50 Responses to “My Bonnie Lies Over the Ocean…”

  1. Man, that IS bizarre! O.O

  2. I think the source title tells it all!

  3. I never did like Bonnie.

  4. My Bonnie lies under the ocean;
    My Bonnie lies under the sea;
    My Bonnie lies under the ocean;
    I didn’t do it; nobody saw me do it!

  5. no wonder they never mentioned the name of the person singing!

  6. OMG.. I’m traumatized!

  7. All the hidden messages in children songs (and shows) amazes me I never caught on when I was younger

  8. Cool. I’m going to print this and take it to the next scout meeting. Maybe I can get them to sing it.
    Their parents will hate me. :)

  9. Hmm, he’s pretty much over Bonnie by the end of the song. I’m surprised Geraldo hasn’t done a story on Bonnie and who killed her!

  10. Why was everything so creepy when we were kids, and why did we not realize it?

    Reminds me of “Ring Around the Rosie,” which the girls sang every recess period on the playground, which is actually a chant about the Black Death. Morbid.

  11. That is creepy. Reminds me of the fact that almost no one knows that the theme song to M*A*S*H is named “Suicide is Painless.”

  12. spilledinkguy Says:

    That kinda’ takes the fun out of my homemade hooch production :)

  13. A lot of those old nursery rhymes and kids songs get pretty weird. I’ll probably have nightmares tonight about birds in a pie and spiders and curds and whey(whatever that is).

  14. Woah, woah, woah. That creeps me out a little bit more than the origin/meaning behind Little Red Riding Hood.

  15. someone’s been doing some serious research!!

  16. Even when I was a kid I didn’t like that song, it’s just a kinda sucky tune

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