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No. 161. 'Twas past one o'clock.
Tune : Cold frosty morning McGibbon's Scots Tunes, c. 1766, p. 119.
'Twas past one o'clock in a cauld frosty morning When cankert November blaws over the plain,
I heard the kirk-bell repeat the loud warning As restless I sought for sweet slumber in vain :
Then up I arose, the silver moon shining bright,
Mountains and vallies appearing all hoary white;
Forth I would go amid the pale, silent night, To visit the fair one, the cause of my pain.