Maxwelton's braes are bonnie

Maxwelton's braes are bonnie

Tune: [Maxwelton's braes are bonnie]
Published in 4 hymnals

Representative Text

1 Maxwelton's braes are bonnie,
Where early fa's the dew;
And t'was 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.

2 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 down and dee.

3 Like dew on the 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.

Source: Sacred and Secular Selections: for gentlemen's voices #124

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First Line: Maxwelton's braes are bonnie

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Sacred and Secular Selections #124

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Songs of Service. Rev. ed. #a141

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Songs of Service #141

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The Assembly Hymn and Song Collection #173

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