My Bonnie Has Tuberculosis

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My Bonnie has Tuberculosis
My Bonnie has one rotten lung
She spits up a bloody solution
and dries it and sells it for gum.

Dentyne, Dentyne, Dentyne's the gum
yum yum, yum yum.

Dentyne, Dentyne, Dentyne's the gum
yum yum!

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Sing to the tune of "My Bonnie lies over the ocean".

Alternative Lyrics & Related Songs

This is the Gas Tank Version

My Bonnie looked into the Gas tank
The height of its contents to see.
She lit a small match to assist her,
Oh! Bring back my Bonnie to me!

Bring back, bring back,
Oh! Bring back my Bonnie to me, to me!

Bring back, bring back,
Oh! Bring back my Bonnie to me, to me!

This is the Stomach Version

My stomach is in a commotion,
My head's hanging over the rail;
I don't want to dirty the ocean,
So someone please bring me a pail!


Come up, come up,
Oh come up, my dinner, come up, come up.


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love anal, Isle of Man

4 March 2017 at 4:39pm

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31 January 2017 at 4:28pm

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Miquel, Cook Islands

24 October 2016 at 9:21am

Major thanks for the article.Much thanks again. Fantastic.

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Deranged dan, United States

17 October 2014 at 6:37pm

What about ring around the rosy, that's the black death, what about peter peter pumpkin eater, he killed his wife and put her in a pumpkin shell, (probably had to chop her up to make her fit.) Look at most fairy tales, wolf eating little girls, then an axeman split open the wolf, these were to condition children for real life, and the real trauma that happens in life, people are such wimps now-a-days.

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Person, United States

17 April 2012 at 2:47am

This website should be cleaned of all of these inappropriate songs. I thought that for once I had found a friendly website.

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Twix, Germany

15 December 2011 at 1:22pm

Making fun of horror is childish in a healthy way. "Hail to the bus driver" is just a modification of "Oh du lieber Augustin", a song about the Pest. This cruel songs keep us sane.

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Jennifer :), United States

15 April 2011 at 4:31am

comee on. its hilarilous. kids should have fun. dont shelter them completely. hahah. (:

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Brad, United States

4 April 2011 at 11:49pm

Lighten up people. Kids actually sing the song, and it's just for fun.

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Wow., United States

12 March 2011 at 3:21am

"These are insensitive and inappropriate for children" Whether or not you agree with it, this is a song sung by children in many places. I'm sure you don't agree with "Great Big Gobs of Greasy, Grimy Gopher Guts" either, but that doesn't mean it doesn't exist. Sorry, pal, but these songs, though gross, are part of our culture.

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Loo Loo, Azerbaijan

16 February 2011 at 7:09pm

En my countries we all have tuberculosis and we sing dis to dead peoples, but no Bonnie. She have no gum

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Claudia, United States

15 January 2011 at 1:14pm

I remember singing this one as a kid, except it went like this: "My Bonnie has Tuberculosis. My Bonnie has only one lung. She coughs up bloody congestion, and rolls it around on her tongue."

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Mike, Kaneohe, Hi

20 August 2009 at 9:51am

Thank you for helping to preserve this and other songs that are a vital part of our culture and our history. There was a time when these things were a part of everyday life (before the world was politically sanitized). These bits of culture remind us what it was like to live in the days of our great grandparents.

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Morgan, Canada !

2 August 2009 at 4:04am

this iss not a good song for kids to sing . neither is the diareah song !

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Rik, Netherlands

1 August 2009 at 6:43pm

Totally inappropriate for a childrens website. I am talking about the whole gross-out section.

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Alex, Usa

23 July 2009 at 9:52pm

lmfao wow what a kids website is this?!?!?!?

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Debra, Winnipeg, Mb. Canada

21 May 2009 at 4:06pm

This song "My Bonnie has Tuberculosis' is innappropriate and insensitive for the many people suffering from cancer and have many of the same symptoms. Why would we want children singing this?? This is a children's site..or am I mistaken??

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