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II. LOVE : GENERAL                              139
Thou hast left me ever, Jamie,
Thou hast left me ever! Thou hast left me ever, Jamie,
Thou hast left me ever! Aften hast thou vow'd that death
Only should us sever; Now thou'st left thy lass for ay—
I maun see thee never, Jamie, I'll see thee never!
Thou hast me forsaken, Jamie,
Thou hast me forsaken ! Thou hast me forsaken, Jamie,
Thou hast me forsaken I Thou canst love another jo,
While my heart is breaking ; Soon my weary een I'll close,
Never mair to waken, Jamie, Never mair to waken !
No. 155. My heart is sair—I darena tell.
Tune : For the sake o' Somebody.
Scots Musical Museum, 1796, No. 436.
My heart is sair — I darena tell,— My heart is sair for Somebody; I could wake a winter night For the sake o' Somebody. O-hon 1 for Somebody I O-hey ! for Somebody ! I could range the world around For the sake o' Somebody.
Ye Powers that smile on virtuous love, O, sweetly smile on Somebody ! Frae ilka danger keep him free, And send me safe my Somebody. O-hon ! for Somebody! O-hey! for Somebody ! I wad do—what wad I not?— For the sake o' Somebody 1






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