Anne Hunter

ABOUT

  • BORN:
    1742
    Greenlaw Castle, Berwickshire, Scotland
  • DIED:
    1821
  • RESIDENCE
    London UK, Greenlaw Scotland
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COMPOSITIONS


Lizzie's (Mary's) Magic Dream by Anne Hunter
Written in: 1742–1821   Performed by: Frances M Lynch
The song reflects the story of botanist Elizabeth Blackwell whose husband was executed in Sweden after a series of misadventures. In this song he (Sandy) revisits his "Lizzie" at night as a ghost - the original song was called "Mary's Magic Dream" and her Sandy was a sailor drowned at sea. The contemporary arrangement uses the plants named by Blackwell in her huge tomes "A Curious Herbal"