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Thread #84540   Message #2723568
Posted By: RTim
14-Sep-09 - 03:21 PM
Thread Name: Lyr Req: Boney Was a Warrior (chantey)
Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Boney Was a Warrior
I have a version, collected in Portsmouth (Hants. UK) Workhouse Infirmary by Dr. Gardiner in 1907, that I think is very English, that goes like this:

Boney - from James G. Bounds, ex-seaman aged 52

Oh, Boney was a warrior,
        Oh, weigh heigh ya
A warrior and a terrior (sic),
        John BrownĂ•s war.

Boney went a cruising, etc.
In the Channel of Old England, etc.

And Nelson also went also a-cruising
He fought with noble Boney

And Boney got taken prisoner,
And Boney got taken prisoner

He got sent to St. Helena,
There he died a prisoner.