Campbell, Glen - Bonaparte's Retreat Lyrics




Met the girl I-I love in a town way down in Dixie
Beneath the stars up above
She was the sweetest girl I ever did see

So I held her in my arms and told her of her many charms, I
Kissed her while the guitars played
The Bonaparte's Retreat
Guitar....

All the world wa-as bright as I held her on that night
And I heard her-er say
Please don't you go away

So I held her in my arms and told her of her many charms, I
Kissed her while the bagpipe played
The Bonaparte's Retreat
Bagpipe...

Well I met the girl I-I love in a town way down in Dixie
Beneath the stars up above
She was the sweetest girl I ever did see

So I held her in my arms and told her of her many charms, I
Kissed her while the fiddles played
The Bonaparte's Retreat
Fiddle...

All the world wa-as bright as I held her on that night
And I heard her-er say
Please don't you go away

So I held her in my arms and told her of her many charms, I
Kissed her while everybody played
The Bonaparte's Retreat
Everybody...

Yes I held her in my arms and told her of her many charms, I
Kissed her while everybody's playin'
The Bonaparte's Retreat

Yes I held her in my arms, I told her of her many charms, and I
Kissed her while everybody's playin' [Fade]





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Campbell, Glen Bonaparte's Retreat Comments
  1. Wilma Curley

    🧞‍♀️Bonaparte’s retreat 🧚🏿‍♀️

  2. Roberto Ezequiel Senini

    Fred's favourite

  3. Lisa Rooke

    Good job 👍

  4. Wade Raney

    Truly 👍 rock n roll😀

  5. Wilma Curley090

    Luv g Campbell's music❤💛❤💛❤

  6. norma schultz

    Where can I find a cd with this on without paying an arm and a leg?

    Passionate Picker

    I have a cassette 😂😂 I sell them $1 each at the market but it's in Australia lol

    Luvsknitting

    Maybe Ebay ?

  7. Michael Colgrave

    this is one of the best up tempo songs ,written by William strepp in 1937 ,great for that period

    Benjamin Grist

    Michael Colgrave that might be when the lyrics were written, but the tune has been around since the early 1800s.

  8. Bud Cooper

    I thought Buck Owens recorded this song too

    Tyler Banfield

    Guy Lombardo made the best version back in the 40's Gene Krupa also did this song but it wasn't as good.

  9. David Dossey

    this song is so much fun

  10. Pam Voge

    Rip glen love you and will miss you what a great singer

  11. Peter Harrip

    Great song. RIP

  12. Ziggy Wooten

    RIP SIR.

  13. Georgie Roy Forman

    Check out Ireland's Brendan Quinn version on the "Late Show".

  14. David R

    I heard this song years ago never figured out the name till now took me half as hour to find it this is the type of music I always listened to never since I was really little only 15 still listen to the same old music

  15. FA Barragan

    Way before his solo career Glen was part of the "wrecking Crew" a Los Angeles based group of studio musicians that played on most of the hits we remember growing up.
    Incredible talent!

  16. Maggie Koch

    A classic country song made for square dancing. What a fun, lively performance by Mr. Glen Campbell.

  17. Margaret Miller

    I have loved this song from the first time I heard it.

    Wd B

    Me too! I think it's very special!!!

    Lorreen Broughton

    me too too too

    Donna Drwal

    My husband always plays Kaye Star's version. One day this came up in the slacker list and I just loved it. I want to learn to line dance now!

    Passionate Picker

    Me too. Very cool

  18. WVS3917A

    Thank you for this--brings back memories from 40 years ago.