Bonaparte's Retreat

Cat. #1132 (MFH #787) - As sung by Ollie Gilbert, Mountain View, Arkansas on April 9, 1970

O, th girl I love lives away down in Dixie
Beneath th stars up above
She's th sweetest thing I ever did see
O, I took 'er in my arms
An' told 'er of 'er many charms
Kissed 'er while th fiddle played Bonaparte's Retreat

O, th world was bright
When I held her that night
An' she whispered to me
Please, don't never go away
So, I held 'er my arms
An' told 'er of 'er many charms
I kissed 'er while th fiddle played, Bonaparte's Retreat