Gradually, I get to the last old-time songs on my list.
Now the story will be about the Scottish song My Bonnie Lies Over The Ocean. The exact origin of the song is not known today. But there is assumption that the ballad might have been dedicated to Prince Charlie, nicknamed Handsome, Carl Edward Stewart. The prince was forced to be on the Isle of Skye after the Battle of Calloden in 1746. Perhaps his followers sang this song in his honor. And the word Bonnie could be addressed to both a woman and a man. In this case the song could be for lovers. The American composer Charles Pratt in 1881 published the lyrics and music of this ballad. Today it has many versions, as well as parodies.