Bonny Black Hare
BONNY BLACK HARE Am C G Am On the 14th of May at the dawn of the day Am C F Am With me gun on me shoulder to the woods I did stray Am C G Am In search of some game if the weather proved fair Am C F Am And to see could I get a shot at the bonny black hare. Am C G Am Well I met a young girl there with her face as a rose Am C F Am And her skin was a fair as the lily that grows Am C G Am I said 'Me fair maiden why ramble you so? Am C F Am Can you tell me where the bonny black hare do go?' Am C G Am Oh the answer she gave me her answer was 'No Am C F Am But it's under me apron they say it do go Am C G Am And if you'll not deceive me I vow and declare Am C F Am We'll both go together to hunt the bonny black hare.' Am C G Am Well I lay this girl down with her face to the sky Am C F Am And I took out me ramrod and me bullets likewise Am C G Am I said 'Lock your legs round me and dig in with your heels Am C F Am For the closer we get, oh the better it feels.' Am C G Am Well the birds they were singing in the bushes and trees Am C F Am And the song that they sang was 'She's easy to please.' Am C G Am I felt her heart quiver and I knew what I'd done Am C F Am Said I 'Have you had enough of me old sporting gun?' Am C G Am Well the answer she gave me her answer was 'Nay Am C F Am It's not often young sportsmen like you come this way Am C G Am And if your powder is willing and your bullets play fair Am C F Am Why don't you keep firing at the bonny black hare?' Am C G Am 'Well me powder is wasted and my bullets all gone Am C F Am Me ramrod is limp and I cannot fire on Am C G Am But I'll be back in the morning and if you are still here Am C F Am We'll both go together again to hunt the bonny black hare.