13JUL2021 – Quote of the Day

Annie Laurie

Maxwelton’s braes are bonnie,

Where early fa’s the dew,

Twas there that Annie Laurie

Gave me her promise true.

Gave me her promise true –

Which ne’er forgot will be,

And for bonnie Annie Laurie

I’d lay me down and dee.

 

Her brow is like the snow-drift,

Her throat is like the swan,

Her face it is the fairest,

That ‘er the sun shone on.

That ‘er the sun shone on –

And dark blue is her e’e,

And for bonnie Annie Laurie

I’d lay me down and dee.

 

Like dew on gowans lying,

Is the fa’ o’ her fairy feet,

And like winds, in summer sighing,

Her voice is low and sweet.

Her voice is low and sweet –

And she’s a’ the world to me;

And for bonnie Annie Laurie

I’d lay me down and dee.

William Douglas (modified by Alicia Ann Scott)