English Folk Songs from the Southern Appalachians

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No. 14
Fair Annie
2   She took her spy glass in her hands And out of doors she went;
She looked to the East, West, both North and South, And looked all under the sun.
3   She thought she saw Lord Thomas a-coming, All bringing his new briden home.
She called her own seven sons : I think I see your father a-coming And bringing your step-mother home.
4  Come down, come down, dear mother they did say, Some clothing to put on.
Saying: All of his merry, merry, merry maids Might as well to come as one.
5   Fair Annie she had a silken towel Hanging on a silver pin,
And she wiped out her watery eyes As she walked out and in.
6   The rest of them drunk ale, beer and wine, But fair Annie she drunk cold well water To keep her spirits alive.