Bonnie Annie Anderson

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 Theme code Index    5231H 64#1H5
 Also known as    
 Composer/Core Source    J. Scott Skinner
 Region    Scotland
 Genre/Style    Scottish
 Meter/Rhythm    Schottische/Schottis/Jennkka/Reinlander, Strathspey
 Key/Tonic of    D
 Accidental    2 sharps
 Mode    Ionian (Major)
 Time signature    4/4
 Structure    AB
 Editor/Compiler    Biography:Bill Hardie
 Book/Manuscript title    Book:Beauties of the North (The)
 Tune and/or Page number    p. 19
 Year of publication/Date of MS    1986
 Artist    Biography:Ashley MacIsaac
 Title of recording    Close to the Floor
 Record label/Catalogue nr.    A & M Records 79602 2000-2
 Year recorded    1992
 Score   ()   

BONNIE ANNIE ANDERSON. Scottish, Strathspey or Schottische. D Major. Standard tuning (fiddle). AB. Composed by Scottish fiddling giant J. Scott Skinner, first appearing in print near the end of his life in his Cairngorum Series, No. 1 (1922). "Annie Anderson" is the name of a poem published in 1920 by James Kennedy, and perhaps the inspiration for Skinner's composition. The first stanza goes:

I sat at e'en on Clochnaben,
Neist day I clamb big Benachie,
Whaur nature's charms sae gay an green
Spread lavish to the longing ee;
But naething bloomed sae blythe to see,
In gloaming gray or noonday sun,
As ae braw lass that smiled on me--
The Bonnie Annie Anderson.

Printed source: Hardie (Beauties of the North), 1986; p. 19.

Recorded source: A & M Records 79602 2000-2, Ashley MacIsaac - "Close to the Floor" (1992).


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