She's leavin' (bonnie please don't go)
She's leavin' she's leavin' she's on the ship now and leavin'
Standing by the gateway tossin' streamers over my way I find it kinda hard believin'
Deceivin' deceivin' my subtle game of deceivin'
Standing here and waving blowin' kisses and behavin'
Like it doesn't matter much to see her leavin'
I don't know what I don't know who I don't know where she's goin' to
I only know she's goin' out of my life
Across the sea a wavin' hands and Col'nel Billy's farewell band
I watch the disappearin' face of my wife
And I'm doin' all I can to hide the sad confusion in my mind
And brace myself with every trick I know
And though my lips are beating time to the words of Auld Lang Syne
My voice keeps on defyin' cryin' Bonnie please don't go
Oh that fool in me persuadin' me to hide the broken pieces of my dignity
When a simple reassuring word just to reach out and comfort her
Was all I had to say to keep her here with me
And I don't know what I don't know where I don't know who she's goin' to...
She's leavin' she's leavin'...