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No. 83. Ance mair I hail thee, thou gloomy December.
Tune : Thro' the lang moor, Scots Musical Museum, 1796, No. 499.
Ance mair I hail thee, thou gloomy December!
Ance mair I hail thee wi' sorrow and care! Sad was the parting thou makes me remember ;
Parting wi' Nancy, O, ne'er to meet mair!
Fond lovers' parting is sweet, painful pleasure, Hope beaming mild on the soft parting hour;
But the dire feeling, O, farewell for ever! Anguish unmingled and agony pure 1
Wild as the winter now tearing the forest, Till the last leaf o1 the slimmer is flown —
Such is the tempest has shaken my bosom, Till my last hope and last comfort is gone !