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The night's gloomy shades, cloudy, dark, o'ercast my sky :
But when she charms my sight
In pride of beauty's light,
When thro1 my very heart
Her beaming glories dart— Tis then—'tis then, I wake to life and joy.
No. 90. Sweet fas the eve on Craigieburn.
Tune: Craigie-burn Wood Scots Musical Museum, 1792, No. 301.
Sweet fa's the eve on Craigieburn,
And blythe awakes the morrow, But a' the pride o' Spring's return
Can yield me nocht but sorrow. I see the flowers and spreading trees,
I hear the wild birds singing ; But what a weary wight can please,
And Care his bosom wringing?
Fain, fain would I my griefs impart,
Yet dare na for your anger; But secret love will break my heart,
If I conceal it langer. If thou refuse to pity me,
If thou shalt love another, When yon green leaves fade frae the tree,
Around my grave they'll wither.