ANNIE LAURIE

Latest update on 17/08/2020

Artist: Manhansett Quartet
Author: William Douglas/Lady John Scott
Label: US Phonograph Company
Year: 1890

Barbershop quartet with a 17th century lyrical poem by William Douglas of Fingland, in love with Annie Laurie, youngest daughter of Sir Robert Laurie, baronet of Maxerlton. Lyrics adapted two centuries later by Lady John Scott (1810-1900) who rewrote the second verse and added a third one. In 1838 set to the melody of My Jo (John Anderson), also known as Lay Me Down And Dream. Favorite song among British soldiers during the Crimean War. The real Annie Laurie died in 1764 and was buried in Glencairn, Dumfriesshire.

Covers:

1900:

Haydn Quartet

1901:

Harry MacDonough [for Victor]

1902:

Christine Miller

1909:

Geraldine Farrar

1910:

John McCormack

1910s:

Dame Clara Butt

1916:

Dame Nellie Melba

1936:

Sydney MacEwan

1936:

Chu Berry

1937:

Maxine Sullivan

1938:

Jimmie Lunceford

1938:

Tommy Dorsey

1938:

Wingy Manone

1939:

Fats Waller

1943:

Vaughn Monroe

1943:

Glenn Miller

1947:

Tiny Grimes [for Atlantic]

1955:

Stan Getz

1959:

Sammy Turner [hit US as Sweet Annie Laurie]

1960:

Aafje Heynis

1961:

Jimmy Forrest

1987:

Kiri Te Kanawa

1991:

King's Singers

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