Annie Laurie ~ Glendale Forest Lawn

My Three or More this week is all about Annie Laurie. When Katie and I visited Glendale Forest Lawn last Monday we enjoyed The Wee Kirk O’ the Heather! Thank you to Tam at The Gypsy’s Corner for hosting this weekly event.


Forest Lawn Glendale has several lovely churches on their grounds. This one was built to resemble Annie Laurie’s Church in Scotland. I’ve included the Stained glass windows in the church that tell her story in glass and the poem that was made famous about her written by William Douglas and the Old Scottish Song that is based on the poem sung by Deanna Durbin. Annie’s father denied William as a suitor for Annie. One of the reasons Annie’s father was not fond of William was because of his political/religious affiliations.


Annie Laurie by William Douglas

Maxwelton’s hills are bonnie
Where early falls the dew
And ’twas there that Annie Laurie
Gived me her promise true.
Gived me her promise true
Which ne’er forgot shall be
And for bonnie Annie Laurie
I’d lay me down and die.

Her brow is like the snow drift,
Her throat is like the swan,
Her face, it is the fairest
That e’er the sun shone on.
That e’er the sun shone on
And dark blue are her eyes
And for bonnie Annie Laurie
I’d lay me down and die.

Like dew on the daisy lyin’
Is the fall of her fairy feet
And like winds in summer sighing
Her voice is low and sweet.
Her voice is low and sweet
And she’s all the world to me
And for bonnie Annie Laurie
I’d lay me down and die.

I’m adding this You Tube of the song being sung by Deanna Durbin…

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