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Annie Laurie

The Angels' Share

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The original song was said to have been written by William Douglas (1682-1748), a soldier who courted Anna "Annie" Laurie, but her father disapproved of his Jacobite leanings, so forbade a wedding. Although there are some doubts about Douglas's authorship, the song was rewritten by Lady John Scott, who gave the lyrics a tune, and it is her version that is known today.

Nigel Gatherer, Crieff, Perthshire |