For the version of "Bonaparte's Retreat" used by Aaron
Copeland in his score of "Rodeo, "click here.
BONAPARTE'S RETREAT Words and music by Pee Wee King and Redd Stewart Met the [D] girl I love In a town 'way down in Dixie 'Neath the stars above She was the sweetest girl I ever did see So I took her in my arms, and [A7] told her of her many charms, I [D] kissed her while the fiddles played, the [A7] Bonaparte's Re-[D] treat. All the [D7] world was bright As I held her on that night And I heard her say "Please don't ever go away", [D] So I held her in my arms, and [A7] Told her of her many charms, I [D] Kissed her while the fiddles played, the [A7] Bonaparte's Re-[D] treat. Repeat both verses
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Thanks to Rod Smith of The Traditional Music Library for the use of a music graphic here. - G.W.