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Thursday, 31 January 2013

Maxwelton Braes by William Douglas

Maxwelton Braes are bonnie
Whare early fa’s the dew,
Whare me and Annie Laurie
Made up the promise true;
Made up the promise true
And ne’er forget will I;
And for Bonnie Annie Laurie,
I’d lay down my head and die.

She’s backit like the peacock,
She’s breistit like the swan,
She’s jimp about the middle,
Her waist ye weel may span;
Her waist ye weel may span,
And she has a rolling eye;
And for Bonnie Annie Laurie,
I’d lay down my head and die.

From: http://www.scotsindependent.org/features/singasang/maxwelton_braes.htm

Date: ?1700

By: William Douglas (?1672-1748)