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Annachie Gordon Lyrics

Artist: Loreena McKennitt

Harking is bonny and there lives my love
My heart lies on him and cannot remove
It cannot remove for all that I have done
And I never will forget my love Annachie
For Annachie Gordon he's bonny and he's bright
He'd entice any woman that e'er he saw
He'd entice any woman and so he has done me
And I never will forget my love Annachie.


Down came her father and he's standing at the door
Saying Jeannie you are trying the tricks of a whore
You care nothing for a man who cares so much for thee
You must marry Lord Sultan and leave Annachie
For Annachie Gordon is barely but a man
Although he may be pretty but where are his lands
The Sultan's lands are broad and his towers they run high
You must marry Lord Sultan and leave Annachie.


With Annachie Gordon I beg for my bread
And before I marry Sultan his gold to my head
With gold to my head and straight down to my knees
And I'll die if I don't get my love Annachie
And you who are my parents to church you may me bring
But unto Lord Sultan I'll never bear a son
To a son or a daughter I'll never bow my knee
And I'll die if I don't get my love Annachie.


Jeannie was married and from church was brought home
When she and her maidens so merry should have been
When she and her maidens so merry should have been
She goes into her chamber and cries all alone.


Come to my bed my Jeannie my honey and my sweet
To stile you my mistress it would be so sweet
Be it mistress or Jeanne it's all the same to me
But in your bed Lord Sultan I never will lie
And down came her father and he's spoken with reknownSaying you who are her maidens
Go loosen up her gowns
And she fell down to the floor
And straight down to his knee saying
Father look I'm dying for my love Annachie.


The day that Jeanne married was the day that Jeannie died
And the day that young Annachie came home on the tide
And down came her maidens all wringing of their hands
Saying oh it's been so long, you've been so long on the sands
So long on the sands, so long on the flood
They have married your Jeannie and now she lies dead.


You who are her maidens come take me by the hand
And lead me to the chamber where my love she lies in
And he kissed her cold lips till his heart it turned to stone
And he died in the chamber where his love she lies in.

Comments/Interpretations

by Aaron on 7/14/2008 10:42pm
So sad...
by Pipal on 8/1/2008 3:54pm
Yes, so sad. But great.
by caglione.alexandre@wanadoo.fr on 9/18/2008 2:44pm
je cherche la traduction en franais de la chanson Annachie Gordon
by Kat on 12/8/2008 8:39pm
You have to love Loreena. She is so talented. Her voice fits so well with this song.
by megz on 2/26/2009 3:30pm
has anyone ever heard mary black singing this song..it fantasic!her voice just gose through you...
by canadiensfan on 9/23/2009 6:32pm
"You care nothing for a man who cares so much for thee"

should read "You care nothing for a man who cares so very much for thee"
by luinloriel on 7/13/2010 10:15am
There are a few typo's in the lyrics here. I was listening to the song while reading, and it didn't fit in a few places.

It is an amazing song, that always makes me want to cry. Both Loreena and Mary have such beautiful haunting voices, I can't decide whose I like better...
by allycat on 7/10/2011 2:20pm
umm im sorry but most of these lyrics are slightly wrong :/ i love this song so much though :')
by littlebird on 8/10/2011 2:47am
I love this song and think the Unthanks do the best version
by Anachiegordon on 3/4/2013 5:14pm
I heard it once when I was 7 and fell in love with this song 😍 I am 11 now. It touches me I understand its sad but I like it😘
by Veronica on 7/12/2013 1:25pm
Personally I think that Sinead O'Connor does the best version. Everyone else's are too sweet and soft but Sinead's version is rough and you can tell she really feels the emotions of the song. I recommend her version to anyone.








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