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126             TONE-POETRY OF ROBERT BURNS
No. 138. O, mirk, mirk is this midnight hour.
Tune : Lord Gregory Scots Musical Museum, 1787, No. 5.
O, mirk, mirk is this midnight hour,
And loud the tempest's roar; A waefu' wanderer seeks thy toweró
Lord Gregory, ope thy door! An exile frae her father's ha,'
And a' for sake o' thee, At least some pity on me shaw,
If love it may na be.
Lord Gregory mind'st thou not the grove
By bonie Irwine side, Where first I own'd that virgin love
I lang, lang had denied? How aften didst thou pledge and vow,
Thou wad for ay be mine! And my fond heart, itsel sae true,
It ne'er mistrusted thine.
Hard is thy heart, Lord Gregory,
And flinty is thy breast: Thou bolt of heaven that flashest by,
O, wilt thou bring me rest!