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I. LOVE : PERSONAL
81
Still as I hail thee, thou gloomy December, Still shall I hail thee wi' sorrow and care ;
For sad was the parting thou makes me remember ; Parting wi' Nancy, O, ne'er to meet mair !
No. 84. Ae fond kiss, and then we sever!
Tune : Rory Dall's Port Scots Musical Museum, 1792, No. 34
Ae fond kiss, and then we sever!
Ae farewell, and then for ever !
Deep in heart-wrung tears Til pledge thee,
Warring sighs and groans I'll wage thee.
Who shall say that Fortune grieves him, While the star of hope she leaves him? Me, nae cheerfu' twinkle lights me, Dark despair around benights me.
Til ne'er blame my partial fancy— Naething could resist my Nancy! But to see her was to love her, Love but her, and love for ever.
Had we never lov'd sae kindly, Had we never lov'd sae blindly, Never met—or never parted— We had ne'er been broken-hearted.
Fare-thee-weel, thou first and fairest! Fare-thee-weel, thou best and dearest! Thine be ilka joy and treasure, Peace, Enjoyment, Love and Pleasure !
Ae fond kiss, and then we sever!
Ae farewell, alas, for ever!
Deep in heart-wrung tears I'll pledge thee,
Warring sighs and groans I'll wage thee.
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