Bonnie Annie Anderson
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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