Annan Water's Nic Jones G D Oh Annan Water's wondrous deep C D And my love Annie's wondrous bonny G D I'm loath that she should wet her feet C D Because I love her best of any. G D Go saddle to me the bonny grey mare C D Go saddle her soon and make her ready G D For I must cross that stream tonight C D And all to see my bonnie lady. G D And he has ridden o'er field and fell C D O'er moor and moss and many a mire G D His spurs of steel were sore to bide C D And from the mare's feet flew the fire. G D The mare flew on o'er moor and mire C D But when she'd wan the Annan Water G D She couldn't have ridden a furlong more C D Had a thousand whips been laid upon her. G D Oh boatman come put off your boat C D Put off your boat for golden money G D For I must cross that stream tonight C D Or never more I'll see my Annie. G D Oh I was sworn late yestreen C D And not by one oath but by many G D And for all the gold in fair Scotland C D I dare not take ye to your Annie. G D The sides are steep the waters deep C D From bank to brae the water pouring G D And your bonny grey mare she sweats for fear C D She stands to hear the water roaring. G D And he has tried to swim that stream C D And he swam on both strong and steady G D But the river was broad and strength did fail C D And he never saw his bonny lady. G D Oh woe betide the willow wand C D And woe betide the bush of brier G D For it broke beneath her true love's hand C D When strength did fail and limbs did tire. G D And woe betide you Annan Water C D This night you are a gloomy river G D And over you I'll build a bridge C D That never more true love may sever.