Familiar Songs - Their Authors & Histories

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Ae fond kiss, and then we sever; Ae farewell, alas ! forever; Deep in heart-wrung tears I'll 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. Ae fond kiss.
I'll 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 loved sae kindly,
Had we never loved sae blindly, Never met — or never parted, We had ne'er been broken-hearted. Ae fond kiss.
Fare-thee-weel, thou first and fairest! Fare-the-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. Ae fond kiss.
The following Scotchy-sounding ballad dates back to 1852, and is attributed to Ger­trude Danby and Gustave Satter. Of the former, the author of the words, I can learn nothing. Mr. Satter is a well-known musician, who was bora in Trieste about 1825, and came to New York city many years ago. He gave his first concert in the music store of G. Schirmer, on Broadway. He exhibited much musical genius, and was especially famed for the ease and rapidity with which he read music at sight. He has long been absent from New York, much of the time in Europe, and he now resides in Savannah, Georgia.

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