“My Bonny Lies Over the Ocean” has inspired a whole slew of parodies over the years – the most common seem to involve tuberculosis:
My bonnie has tuberculosis
my bonnie has only one lung
she coughs up some bloody corruption
and rolls it around on her tongue
Variations of this sometimes change the last line to She dries it and chews it for gum.”. This goes back to at least the 1940s.
Another from at least the mid 50s:
last night as I lay on my pillow
last night as I lay on my bed
I stuck my feet out of the window
when I woke up, the neighbors were dead
Other versions, naturally, focus on sex, like this one recorded by Bronner:
My mommy lies over the ocean
my daddy lies over the sea
my daddy lies over my mommy
and that’s how they got little me
I’ve also heard:
My mommy makes counterfeit whiskey
my daddy makes counterfeit gin
my sister makes love for ten dollars
my god how the money rolls in!
Sherman records the following from a source who learned it at Baptist camp in Idaho, 1978:
My Bonny lies over the gas tank
the contents she wanted to see
I lighted a match to assist her
oh bring back my bonny to me!
See also: Did You Ever See Sally Make Water, which isn’t listed as a parody in the books, but I think it may have been.