I'm was teaching something about american folklore and suddenly asked me about the old song "My Bonnie lies over the ocean". Well, I talked about the letter, about the musicians that recorded this song but when I talked about the idea inside of the lyric I had some doubt. So, please, tell me if someone knows:
Was Bonnie a beautiful girl or just a little toy?
Was it inspired in a real history?
How do people see this song? Do they think that it's a nice or sad song?
Well, that's all folks!
It's Scottish, not American.
Thanks for this information, but please, tell me more, I've never listened it.
I remember my mom singing that to me. I think we would over-dramatize the words "bring back."
My kids and I sing Katy Perry song. My how times have changed!
I'm not a teacher, but I write for a living. Please don't ask me about 2nd conditionals, but I'm a safe bet for what reads well in (American) English.
Thank you and thanks everyone that helped me to find more informations about this.
I finished to read now the subject in this link in the last reply and I liked so much of this.
*I don't think, at the time, 'bonnie' was a name. It's just the Scots (and Geordie, and many other dialects) word for an attractive or admirable thing. Many documents - particularly more recent ones - will have capitalized it.