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The Bonny Swans chords

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Loreena McKennitt - The Bonny Swans

Capo 2

[Intro]
Am  G   Am  G   Am  G   Am  G
Am  G   Am  G   Am  G   Am  G
Am  G   Am  G   Am  G   Am  G

[Verse 1]
Am             F            C     G
A farmer there lived in the North Country
Am     F          C     G
Hey he ho, lay me Bonny down
Am     G         F         C
He had daughters one, two, three
    F                   G
The swans swim so bonny o

[Verse 2]
      Am              F             C       G
These daughters, they walked by the river's brim
Am     F          C     G
Hey he ho, lay me Bonny down
    Am     G          F        C
The eldest pushed the youngest in
    F                   G
The swans swim so bonny o

[Instrumental]
Am   G   Am   G

[Verse 3]
    Am         F            C            G
"Oh sister, oh sister, pray lend me your hand"
Am     F          C     G
Hey he ho, lay me Bonny down
     Am     G        F         C
"And I will give you house and land"
    F                   G
The swans swim so bonny o

[Verse 4]
      Am       F       C        G
"I'll give you neither hand nor glove"
Am     F          C     G
Hey he ho, lay me Bonny down
   Am       G            F        C
"Unless you give me your own true love"
    F                   G
The swans swim so bonny o

[Instrumental]
Am   G   Am   G   Am   G   Am   G

[Verse 5]
    Am        F         C         G
Sometimes she sank, sometimes she swam
Am     F          C     G
Hey he ho, lay me Bonny down
  Am      G         F        C
Until she came to a miller's dam
    F                   G
The swans swim so bonny o

[Verse 6]
    Am       F         C          G
The miller's daughter, dressed in red
Am     F          C     G
Hey he ho, lay me Bonny down
    Am            G        F        C
She went for some water to make her bread
    F                   G
The swans swim so bonny o

[Instrumental]
Am   G   Am   G

[Verse 7]
    Am         F           C       G
"Oh father, oh daddy, here swims a swan"
Am     F          C     G
Hey he ho, lay me Bonny down
      Am   G      F     C
"It's very like a gentlewoman"
    F                   G
The swans swim so bonny o

[Verse 8]
     Am       F      C       G
They laid her on the bank to dry
Am     F          C     G
Hey he ho, lay me Bonny down
      Am     G      F       C
There came a harper passing by
    F                   G
The swans swim so bonny o

[Instrumental]
Am   G   Am   G   Am   G   Am   G

[Verse 9]
   Am        F           C       G
He made harp pins of her fingers fair
Am     F          C     G
Hey he ho, lay me Bonny down
   Am        G              F      C
He made harp strings of her golden hair
    F                   G
The swans swim so bonny o

[Verse 10]
   Am     F       C          G
He made a harp of her breast bone
Am     F          C     G
Hey he ho, lay me Bonny down
    Am            G      F     C
And straight it began to play alone
    F                   G
The swans swim so bonny o

[Instrumental]
Am   G   Am   G

[Verse 11]
   Am         F      C        G
He brought it to her father's hall
Am     F          C     G
Hey he ho, lay me Bonny down
    Am            G        F       C
And there was the court, assembled all
    F                   G
The swans swim so bonny o

[Verse 12]
   Am       F     C     G
He laid the harp upon a stone
Am     F          C     G
Hey he ho, lay me Bonny down
    Am            G      F     C
And straight it began to play alone
    F                   G
The swans swim so bonny o

[Instrumental]
Am   G   Am   G   Am   G   Am   G

[Verse 13]
    Am         F      C          G
And there does sit my father the king
Am     F          C     G
Hey he ho, lay me Bonny down
    Am     G       F          C
And yonder sits my mother the queen
    F                   G
The swans swim so bonny o

[Verse 14]
    Am         F      C       G
And there does sit my brother Hugh
Am     F          C     G
Hey he ho, lay me Bonny down
    Am     G        F         C
And by him William, sweet and true
    F                   G
The swans swim so bonny o

[Verse 15]
    Am         F      C            G
And there does sit my false sister Anne
Am     F          C     G
Hey he ho, lay me Bonny down
    Am         G       F        C
Who drowned me for the sake of a man
    F                   G
The swans swim so bonny o

[Outro]
Am   G   Am   G   Am   G   Am   G
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