Boney
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Boney was a warrior
Way hey ya!
A warrior, a tarrier
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Boney was a Corsican…
Way hey ya!
A rortin’, snortin’ Corsican…
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Boney was a general
Way hey ya!
A randy, dandy general
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Boney fought the Russ-i-ans
Way hey ya!
The Austr-i-ans and Pruss-i-ans
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Boney went to school in France
Way hey ya!
Learned to make the Russians dance
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Boney went to Moscow
Way hey ya!
He lost his army in the snow
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Boney went to Elbo
Way hey ya!
And Boney he come back again
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Boney went to Waterloo
Way hey ya!
And there he got a-overthrew
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Boney he was sent away
Way hey ya!
Away to Saint Helena
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Away to Saint Helena
Way hey ya!
Aboard the Billy Ruffian
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Boney broke his heart and died
Way hey ya!
Away in Saint Helena
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They put poison in his food
Way hey ya!
Didn’t do him any good
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Boney he is dead and gone
Way hey ya!
We will sing his funeral song
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