Annie Laurie

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    Maxwelton braes are bonnie
    Where early fa's the dew,
    And it's there that Annie Laurie
    Gie'd me her promise true--
    Gie'd me her promise true,
    Which ne'er forgot will be;
    And for bonnie Annie Laurie
    I'd lay me doune and dee.

    Her brow is like the snawdrift,
    Her throat is like the swan,
    Her face it is the fairest
    That e'er the sun shone on--
    That e'er the sun shone on;
    And dark blue is her e'e;
    And for bonnie Annie Laurie
    I'd lay me doune and dee.

    Like dew on the gowan lying
    Is the fa' o' her fairy feet;
    Like the 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 doune and dee.

This work was published before January 1, 1923, and is in the public domain worldwide because the author died at least 100 years ago.