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View Palace_Guard's Profile Palace_Guard Flag Milan 20 Apr 20 9.34am Send a Private Message to Palace_Guard Add Palace_Guard as a friend

does anybody know the original version of this song? Not the football song. The actual song.

The children sing it in Italy during preschool, and i wanted to know the original version in English.

I found it awhile back, its quite old. But now i cant find it again and ive been looking all over Google for it.

Any help would be extremely grateful.

 


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View Teddy Eagle's Profile Teddy Eagle Flag 20 Apr 20 9.43am Send a Private Message to Teddy Eagle Add Teddy Eagle as a friend

The last verse is the one.


Oh, I wish I had someone to love me,
Someone to call me their own.
Oh, I wish I had someone to live with,
'Cause I'm tired of living alone.

Oh, meet me tonight in the moonlight,
Please meet me tonight all alone.
For I have a sad story to tell you,
It's a story that's never been told.

I'll be carried to the new jail tomorrow,
Leaving my poor darling alone.
With the cold prison bars all around me,
And my head on a pillow of stone.

Now I have a grand ship on the ocean,
All mounted with silver and gold.
And before my poor darling would suffer,
Oh, that ship would be anchored and sold.

Now, if I had the wings of an angel,
Over these prison walls I would fly.
And I'd fly to the arms of my darling,
And there I'd be willing to die.


It was called The Prisoners Song written in 1924.

 

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View Badger11's Profile Badger11 Flag Beckenham 20 Apr 20 9.54am Send a Private Message to Badger11 Add Badger11 as a friend

I know the version we can sing about Brighton fans:

If I had the wings of a sparrow if I had the arse of a cow i'd fly over Brighton tomorrow and S*** on those bar stewards below.

 


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View Palace_Guard's Profile Palace_Guard Flag Milan 20 Apr 20 9.56am Send a Private Message to Palace_Guard Add Palace_Guard as a friend

Originally posted by Teddy Eagle

The last verse is the one.


Oh, I wish I had someone to love me,
Someone to call me their own.
Oh, I wish I had someone to live with,
'Cause I'm tired of living alone.

Oh, meet me tonight in the moonlight,
Please meet me tonight all alone.
For I have a sad story to tell you,
It's a story that's never been told.

I'll be carried to the new jail tomorrow,
Leaving my poor darling alone.
With the cold prison bars all around me,
And my head on a pillow of stone.

Now I have a grand ship on the ocean,
All mounted with silver and gold.
And before my poor darling would suffer,
Oh, that ship would be anchored and sold.

Now, if I had the wings of an angel,
Over these prison walls I would fly.
And I'd fly to the arms of my darling,
And there I'd be willing to die.


It was called The Prisoners Song written in 1924.

Aaaaah is it that one is it?

I did find that one but couldn't sing the verse to the tune so didn't think it was this was.

Also the Italian version have changed the words, but kept the melody.

Thank you!

 


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View Palace_Guard's Profile Palace_Guard Flag Milan 20 Apr 20 5.09pm Send a Private Message to Palace_Guard Add Palace_Guard as a friend

I thought the original song was called "My Bonnie"
My Bonnie sounds much closer to the song chanted on the terraces than the The Prisoners Song song. Or are they both the same? Im confused.

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

Bring back, bring back
Oh, bring back my Bonnie to me, to me
Bring back, bring back
Oh, 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

Bring back, bring back
Oh, bring back my Bonnie to me, to me
Bring back, bring back
Oh, bring back my Bonnie to me

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 dreamt that my Bonnie was dead

Bring back, bring back
Oh, bring back my Bonnie to me, to me
Bring back, bring back
Oh, bring back my Bonnie to me

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

Bring back, bring back
Oh, bring back my Bonnie to me, to me
Bring back, bring back
Oh, bring back my Bonnie to me

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