“Bonnie Annie Laurie” (1883)
Sousa often remarked that the old Scottish ballad “Annie Laurie” was the most beautiful of all folk songs. He wrote this march around it in 1883, but in spite of several printings it was soon forgotten.
Paul E. Bierley, The Works of John Philip Sousa (Westerville, Ohio: Integrity Press, 1984), 43. Used by permission.