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.