Annie Lee (Joseph Barnby)

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  • (Posted 2023-09-19)  CPDL #75503:     
Editor: David Anderson (submitted 2023-09-19).   Score information: Letter, 8 pages, 548 kB   Copyright: Personal
Edition notes: Original key, as published.
  • (Posted 2019-05-22)  CPDL #54289:         
Editor: James Gibb (submitted 2019-05-22).   Score information: A4, 3 pages, 76 kB   Copyright: CPDL
Edition notes: Transposed down a semitone.

General Information

Title: Annie Lee
Composer: Joseph Barnby

Number of voices: 4vv   Voicing: SATB
Genre: SecularPartsong

Language: English
Instruments: A cappella

Instruments: Keyboard

First published: 1870 in Novello's Part-Song Book (2nd series), Vol. 3, no. 108

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Original text and translations

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1  Oh, sweet her smile, the bonnie smile,
So full of life and glee;
The brightest star that lights our glen,
Is pretty Annie Lee.
The blush of morn plays on her cheek,
With sunshine soft and fair;
No frown hath ever dimmed the bloom
That loves the circle there.
Oh, sweet her smile,…

2  I loved her once, I love her still,
She's all the world to me;
Her smiles now light our cottage home,
She's mine, sweet Annie Lee.
And should the gathering shades of time
Steal round us with decay,
I'llheed them not, if they but leave
One smile of hers to play.
Oh, sweet her smile,…